Every Christmas my friend Glenna hosts a cookie exchange party. It is one of my favorite holiday traditions. We bring half a dozen cookies for each person. The party is early in the week so we can bake on the weekend.
Early this morning I remembered that I have a tour at the art museum this afternoon. That pretty much killed my cookie baking plans - until I realized that cookies for breakfast sounded really good.
So at 8:00 I started making cookies inspired by this recipe from epicurious. After reading the reviews I realized the sugar needed to be cut way down and some substitutions were needed. Thus the Oatmeal cranberry dark chocolate chip cookie was born.
Here is the recipe:
Heat oven to 350
Cream 1.5 sticks of butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar. Then beat in 2 eggs, 1 tbsp vanilla, and 2 tbsp honey.
In separate bowl whisk together 1 cup white flour, 1 cup wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt.
Stir into butter mixture with 3 cups oatmeal, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup chopped dried cranberries, 1 cup fresh cranberries, and 1 cup chocolate chips.
Plop on a baking sheet with tablespoon and bake for 15 minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
The first batch didn't seem to have enough of the cranberry flavor so I added the fresh cranberries in the second batch. They were much better.
A great breakfast!