Monday, November 26, 2012

Mrs. Kee's Kitchen: Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

This weekend I really had an itch for something sweet. I had some craisins I needed to use and I also had a bunch of oatmeal. All it took was a quick google search and some tweaks and then I had this recipe. The main change I made was the butter. I substituted the butter with Greek yogurt and coconut oil. I couldn't taste a difference at all! I was so excited when these cookies turned out so well and I had to share the recipe with y'all!

Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Slightly adapted from this recipe

yay! my own picture!

Ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line cookie sheets with parchment
3. Mix dry ingredients and oats together. Set aside
4. Mix the yogurt, coconut oil, and both sugars together.
5. Add eggs to sugar mixture; stir well.
6. Add honey and vanilla to wet ingredients; mix well.
7. Mix together the wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
8. Stir in cranberries and pecans
9. Drop tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.
10. Bake until the centers of cookies are soft and no longer wet; about 9-11 minutes.
11. Place pan on cooling rack to cool.
12. Enjoy!!

To freeze:
After step 8, scrape the dough onto plastic wrap, roll into a log, wrap tightly and freeze until ready to bake. When you are ready to bake them remove from freezer, let sit 15 minutes, slice, and bake as directed.

Let me know if you make these, I'd love to know how they turn out!

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4 comments:

Sheila Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can't wait to try it! : )

Jenn said...

Those look delicious!!

Robyn Wright-Parkin said...

Those look yummy - thanks for the recipe!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

They look and sound delish!! I adore cranberries!!