Monday, May 10, 2010

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie..revisited!

Over a year ago I posted photos of this cookie but I didn't post the recipe for it. Guess I was feeling very secretive at the time, as it was, and still is, one of the cookies I have for sale through my website. ( Although we took down the store. I decided that I'll just sell online through etsy and foodzie.)
Anyway, after reading about this cookie yesterday, I felt it was only fair to post my recipe for this delicious and very popular cookie. And Anna's cookie is very similar to this one.
The cookie is a nice thick and slightly chewy cookie loaded with dried cranberries, coconut, oatmeal and white chocolate chips. And you can add nuts if you like them. Pecans or walnuts would be great. Remember to toast the nuts before adding to the batter. You can also toast the coconut but I like it untoasted to add to the chewiness.

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
(Makes approx. 2 dozen)
2 sticks unsalted butter- (room temp.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
1. Place cranberries in a small bowl and pour hot water over them, enough to cover. Let them sit about 5 minutes to soften a bit. Then drain and place on paper towels to get the excess water off.
2. If toasting the coconut, spread onto a baking sheet and place in the oven til a nice golden color ( watch it doesn't burn!). Let cool.
3. In a small bowl, place the white chocolate chunks or chips, toasted coconut, dried cranberries and oatmeal and nuts if using. Set aside.
4. Place butter and sugars in mixing bowl and beat 2 minutes, til smooth.
5. Mix in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Stir in vanilla.
7. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into the butter/sugar mixture, mixing just til thoroughly blended.
8. Stir in the white chocolate/coconut/dried cranberries/oatmeal/nut mixture.
9. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet, spacing 2" apart.
10. Press each cookie to flatten slightly ( it will be kind of like a hockey puck shape).
11. Bake 14 minutes or til bottom edges are a nice golden brown but don't overbake as it could dry them out too much.
12. Let cool on baking sheet 2 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

3 comments:

  1. I made some white chocolate cranberry cookies not too long ago. I like your idea of the oatmeal, coconut, and nuts. I'll do that next time!

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  2. The recipe is no secret, it is on the back of the Craisin pkg.!

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    1. Well, thanks so much, anonymous, for your comment, however, the recipe on the back of the craisins package is very different.
      Happy baking!

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