Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal_cookiesWe are huge fans of dried cranberries in this house, craisins.  Can’t get enough.  Today I put them in oatmeal cookies which turned out really delicious.  The sweet of the cranberries changes the entire cookie.

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. warm water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats (do not use instant oatmeal)
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375. 

In an electric mixer, mix the butter and brown sugar until creamy and fluffy. 

Dissolve the baking soda in the warm water.  Add that and the salt and cinnamon to the butter mixture and beat.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Beat again.  Mix in the flour, one cup at a time.  Then add in the oats, one cup at a time.  Then add in the cranberries and beat until everything is mixed thoroughly.

One big tablespoon scooped onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for about 12 minutes or until browned.

FYI – I doubled this recipe and had no problems.