Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a serious cookie problem.

i have a serious cookie problem.
it's bad.
if there are cookies...i will eat one.
or ten.
it doesn't matter what the kind.
homemade or storebought.
i love them all.
the one that currently has my heart:

my goodness are these delicious.
i literally can't have just one.
it is not possible.
if you like mint and chocolate...i dare you to try just one.
i bet you can't do it.

in light of my cookie loving, here's the recipe for the oatmeal cranberry cookies i made the other day for the soccer girls. this is definitely a winning recipe. they're so tasty! and make sure you leave time to refrigerate the dough for about two hours before you're ready to bake...

oatmeal cranberry cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, and eggs. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, gradually add milk mixture, and beat well. Add the flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Remove bowl from the electric mixer, and stir in the oats and cranberries. Place dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.

  1. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside. Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball; place on one of the prepared sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing 3 inches apart. Press with the bottom of a glass to flatten dough into 2-inch-diameter rounds.

  1. 3. Bake until golden but still soft in center, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from oven; transfer with parchment to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mean to feed into your cookie problem, but the mint Oreos (which I don't think I've ever had...I know, shocker) reminded me of the Trader Joes minty Oreo-type cookies they sell. I think they used to be around just around the holidays, but now because they ROCK, I THINK they're around season-round.

    Just saying.

    When are you and Ryan Face free? I think I asked you this a long time ago, you responded, and I didn't respond back. VBS and all.... Let's try again!? And I will bring Trader Joes cookies:)