Saturday, May 9, 2009

Oatmeal Cranberry Chip Cookies

There is this really cute little Cookie Shop in the town that I grew up in, they make the best cookies! Whenever my daughter and I happen by ( yes, we have even been known to drive there just for cookies) we always stop for a baker's dozen. The one that we love the most has dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, they are soft and chewy, and so yummy! I tried to re-creat it, and this is what I came up with.

Oatmeal Cranberry Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temp.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins)
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
In a food processor blend the oatmeal a few second, and add to the flour mixture, stir to incorporate. Combine half the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just blended, then add the rest of the flour mixture just mixing until blended. Do not over mix. Add the coconut, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, mix in by hand.
Drop by rounded Tablespoon fulls (I use the oxo medium cookie scoop) on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes to 11 minutes. Do not over bake.


  1. I would drive for a favorite treat too. These sound similar to a recipe my daughter always makes. I just can't eat one and that is why I am always on some kind of a diet. Q bakers dozen sounds good to me:) I still say that if I worked at your job I would NEVER bring home a paycheck as I would be buying all those kitchen items for sure. Have a good week.