Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies

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Jennifer Helton

By
@jennipaint

I've been making these cookies for decades and they fool people -- they don't taste or have a texture of an oatmeal cookie. They come out thin, chewy and buttery, not dry and chunky like most oatmeal cookies.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
milk
1 1/2` c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1 c
dried cranberries (craisins)

How to Make Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With electric mixer, cream shortening, butter and sugar together until smooth. Add egg, milk and vanilla to the mixture and blend until smooth and silky.
  • 2Gradually add flour into the bowl with sugar mixture. Sprinkle soda and salt and mix thoroughly. Add oatmeal and mix slowly until incorporated into batter. Fold in cranberries (Craisins) -- you can also substitute raisins, or chocolate chips, or nuts, or whatever strikes your fancy.
  • 3Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until browned on edges and top. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Enjoy!!

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About Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies

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