I have to admit, the cooler weather has had me on a cookie kick. My waist line isn’t liking all the cookies I have been making these days. Which is why I am trying to give away as many of these as possible.
Now these cookies are amazing. It took me a while to come up with the perfect way of baking these particular cookie, but I finally figured it out. These cookies are made with baking powder instead of baking soda. So they do not spread out as easy.
I first started by taking spoonfuls of the dough and rolling it into a ball. I then pressed down on them with the palm of my hand until they were about a quarter of an inch thick. After these cookies baked they came out soft fluffy and perfectly delicious. Try them out for yourselves! I also used a gluten free oatmeal, and a gluten free flour blend. You can use regular flour or oatmeal if you like as well!
I hope you enjoy these as much as me!!! I certainly know I am enjoying this cooler weather and all of these cookies!! Tomorrow I will be making a hearty vegetable soup. My waist line is screaming for it!!
Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies
- 2 sticks of softened butter
- 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (or GF flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (or GF oats)
- 2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla at medium speed. Beat in eggs until light and fluffy.
Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon on low until blended. Stir in oats, cranberries, and walnuts.
Scoop out cookie dough with a spoon into 1 inch size balls. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press down with palm of hand until cookies are quarter of an inch thick. (Refer to pictures above)
Bake for 10 minutes or until just the edges of cookie are light brown. Cool on a rack for a few minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
**You can substitute cranberries for raisins, chocolate chips or dried cherries.