cranberry-orange crispy oatmeal cookies

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Diane Atherton
from PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

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!

serves 4 to 4 1/2 doz cookies
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry-orange crispy oatmeal cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    shortening, butter flavor
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 lg
    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)
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How To Make cranberry-orange crispy oatmeal cookies

  • 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.

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