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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m going to tell you a secret.

Aside from being yummy, these cookies are healthy-er than normal.

Why?

Because they’re made with less butter, and they have oats in them.

Then why didn’t I call them oatmeal cookies?

Well, because they don’t taste like oatmeal cookies.  Believe me, my “I-don’t-like-oatmeal-cookies-so-why-are-you-making-these” husband was pleasantly surprised.

They why didn’t I call them “light” cookies?

OK, enough with the questions already!

Fine, I’ll tell you!  It’s because I loaded them up with white chocolate chips.  Alright? Happy now?

OK, now that I came clean, I might as well tell you the whole story.  The original recipe called for raisins only.  I don’t believe in raisin cookies.  So I added Craisins instead. 

They rhyme, so it works right?

Can you see the white chocolate chips?

And then I added lots of white chocolate chips.  Lots.

Yum.

Good news… I had 14 taste testers, and they all loved these cookies.

Bad news… the cookies are gone.

 

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Cooking Light)

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 C butter, softened
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C quick oats
  • 1/2 C (or more) white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C Craisins

Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add flour and oats, and beat until blended.

Stir in chocolate chips and Craisins.

Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 11 or 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool on wire racks.

Enjoy!

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27 responses »

  1. Loved your creation , so lovely! =)

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  2. Aren’t they delish? I also made a batch of these a while ago! Really loved them! Thanks for reminding me. Will be making them again soon.

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  3. Those look yummy! Even though I don’t like white chocolate. 🙂

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  4. These are my all time favorite cookies! Although mine are definitely not the “light” version haha!

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  5. These look delicious! I will have to give the recipe to my daughter since she is the baker in the family!~

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  6. Hi Geraldine, thanks for stopping by my muffins post. I’m thrilled to discover your blog now, you have lots of yummy baked treats!

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  7. Hi Ger! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Beautiful Blogger Award! The details are here: http://hudsononthepotomac.com/2012/07/01/the-beautiful-blogger-award/

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  8. love the soccer party cake and cup cakes… i wish i could half of that…. and I’ve never had any luck with cookies… mine end up tasting like chalk… thank you for stopping by

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  9. Oh, my. These look bonkers good! This is going to be one of the first things I make when I get my oven fixed.

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