Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Now that's a name! Right?! Here is a quick and easy cookie recipe for your holiday parties. This makes a big chewy cookie with lots of yummy goodness through out. I love new cookie recipes and it's fun to change things up to fit the time of year. Red cranberries just say Christmas to me. The tartness of the cranberries and the chocolate together make a really yummy cookie. Enjoy!

Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (4-ounce) 60 percent cacao bittersweet chocolate bar, chopped into 1/4-inch chunks
Special equipment: a 4-ounce (1/2 cup) ice cream or cookie scoop

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. With the machine running, gradually add the flour mixture. Add the oats, cranberries and chocolate chunks. Mix until just incorporated (dough will be stiff). Using a 4-ounce cookie scoop, scoop slightly rounded mounds of the dough into 12 (2-inch-diameter) balls. Arrange 6 balls of dough, spaced evenly apart, on each baking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, flatten the tops slightly and bake until the cookies are slightly golden on the edges, about 13 to 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 20 minutes before serving.

Source: Giada De Laurentiis

Side note:
I doubled the recipe and used a Pampered Chef medium scoop. I'm not sure how many ounces it is. I got 33 large cookies. Enjoy!


  1. I agree, cranberries totally say Christmas! And I love white chocolate. I love the two together! Looks yummy!

  2. I'm not a HUGE cranberry fan, unless it's in Auntie's salad, but these actually look pretty good. :o)

  3. Looks yummy. All my favorite flavors. I love using the Pampered Chef scoops for making cookies.


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