I don't know why I didn't call these "Out of This World Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies"... Oh yes, not to mention... they are very festive for the holiday season! I made 3 batches of these cookies today - that translates to 12 DOZEN! Baking 144 cookies is nothing. Just another day in the life of Becky Crocker. I don't plan on eating all of these though - Don't worry! They are for my godfather's 50th birthday party tomorrow (more recipes to come from that party... like birthday cake, mini cherry cheesecakes, and other fun appetizer ideas).
P.S. Don't I have the coolest xmas stocking?! My mom made it for me when I was younger :)
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
(Recipe adapted from Carol R.)
Yield: 4 Dozen
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 C. Margarine, room temperature
2/3 C. Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
2/3 C. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 3/4 C. Post Grape-Nuts Cereal
1 3/4 C. Old Fashioned Oats
1 C. Dried Cranberries
1 C. Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Mix flour and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Beat margarine in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until softened. Gradually add brown sugar, white sugar, egg, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture. With a large spoon, stir in cereal, oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets (I always line mine with parchment paper). Bake for 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool one minute before removing from cookie sheets.