Cranberry-Orange Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

I tried to capture all the flavors I so enjoy at Christmas and I think I did just that!

These buttery, crispy, chewy cookies are bursting with the outstanding flavors of Christmas.

Hope you enjoy!


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Serves:

4 to 4 1/2 doz cookies

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
shortening, butter flavor
1 c
sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large
eggs
2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
oats, regular (uncooked)
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh
1 c
toasted rice cereal, i used rice krispies
1 c
coconut, flaked sweetened
1 c
dried cranberries, i used craisins (you can use raisins or dried cherries)
1 c
walnuts, chopped
1/2 c
chocolate chips, i used mini chips
zest of one orange (about 1/2 tbsp)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
At a medium speed, mix butter and shortening until fluffy; add both sugars and mix well. Add eggs beating well after each.
3
Combine flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually flour mixture add to sugar mixture. Scrap down bowl as needed. Add orange juice; mix well.
4
Combine rice cereal, coconut, cranberries, walnuts, chocolate chips and orange zest; gently mix to combine. Hand stir into batter.
5
Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet; bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
6
NOTE: when zesting the orange peel be sure to only zest the orange part, not any of the white.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American