Oatmeal cookies

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I have a packet of dried cranberries in my fridge, don’t know what to do with it until I found this recipe. Its in a book by Cindy Mushet – The Art & Soul of Baking. In the book, the recipe uses dried sour cherries, but I’ve substitute it with dried cranberries.

To make the oatmeal cookies, here’s what you need :

4 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar (use slightly less to reduce sweetness)
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup rolled oats (I used instant, and it turn out ok)
3/4 cup dried cherry/ cranberries/ raisin/ any other dried fruits
1/2 cup chocolate chip (optional)

Preheat the oven to 175C or 350F. Line your tray with baking sheet. Mix the butter, brown sugar & granulated sugar just until it is smooth and blended. The key to making cookies is not to over beat the butter and sugar. Around 2 minutes of mixing is enough. Add the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour with baking powder & soda and salt ( you don’t have to sieve it) . Add to the butter mixture all at once. Mix at low speed just until all flour is incorporated. Then add the rest of the ingredients – the dried fruit, oat and chocolate chip. ( I will omit the chocolate chip in the future, too sweet for me).

Use an ice-cream scoop or spoon, drop the cookies into the baking tray, separating at least 1 inch apart (or else, you will get cookies that are joint together :) ) Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Once done, transfer on cooling racks for them to cool completely.

It is a very easy recipe actually. And I swear, it taste fantastic ! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the inside. This recipe should make about 50 cute cookies, but I only got half the amount. I think I scooped more than a tablespoon, and end up with huge ones. Make yours smaller.

Try it, home-made is best made.


dilla says:

salam kak min..
boleh tau 4 ounces of butter tu sama dengan berapa gram?

PG CakeCraft says:

hi Yasmin. never thought of using cranberries in cookies. i love cranberries and hve used them in muffins. will really try ur recipe.

beldandy says:

oooo patutlah 2nd batch of mine tu rasanya sgt chewwy…bel pandai2 lebihkan oat…konon healthier la..hihihi…thanks kak!

Min says:

Bel, chewy jugak dlm dia kalau guna instant tu.. lagi pun budak-budak tak akan dapat detect ada oats.. hahaha. Tapi kalau ada rolled oats yg biasa tu, ok gak.

Rahimah, baik la guna cranberries tu sebelum expire :) .

Rahimah says:

Salam Kak Min,

Balik nanti nak try coz kat rmh pun ada dry cranberries yg berzaman x guna :P

beldandy says:

I knew this cookie will be very tasty…Bel suka buat tuk anak2.
Cuma nak tanya kak min, adakah bila kita guna quaker oat instant tu cookies kita blh jadik chewy?