Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is from happy home baking. I was attracted to these cookies due to its good amount of wholesome ingredients in the recipe. I agree with HHB and reckon the cookies are great. However, my son didn't like the walnuts and my husband think they are too "healthy" for him. "I want more butter in my cookies" he said. Oh well...I shall eat them all if my 2 men didn't like them.

Here is the recipe from HHB

(makes about 25~28 cookies, slightly less than 2" each)

90g butter, softened at room temperature
25g caster sugar
25g brown sugar
1 egg (weights about 60g with shell), lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
100g cake flour (or plain flour)
100g rolled oats
50g walnuts, coarsely chopped
60g dried cranberries, cut into smaller chunks

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
2. With manual whisk, cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture turns pale and fluffy (alternatively use an electric mixer if desired).
3. Dribble in the egg gradually. Mix well after each addition. Add in salt and vanilla extract, mix to incorporate into the batter.
4. Sift the flour over the batter, fold in with a spatula.
5. Add rolled oats, walnuts and dried cranberries. Mix well with the spatula.
6. Drop tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray. Leave some space between the cookies to allow for spreading (actually, they don't spread too much). Flatten each cookie dough slightly with the back of a fork, keeping the shape as even as possible.
7. Bake for 8~10 mins or until golden (my oven took 12~15mins). If necessary, rotate the baking tray halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in air-tight containers.

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  1. What a pity your 2 men didn't like these :(

  2. looks good and healthy, I shall make for my man too :)

  3. The funny thing is the 2 men eventually ate up all the cookies even with their initial negative reactions...this shows that the cookies are healthy and yummy :D