Cranberry-Orange Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

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Diane Atherton

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
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)

How to Make Cranberry-Orange Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

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.

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About Cranberry-Orange Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

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



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