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Crunchy Cranberry Cookies

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What better way to get everyone together for that morning coffee with a freshly

made oatmeal crunchy cookie,with succulent bits of cranberries.

There’s something about the atmosphere of that warming fire in the family room,

the cooler mornings and the sweet smell of baking in the kitchen.

Having the day to myself I had a few household things to do…and do just that some


While flicking through a few of my magazines looking specifically for cookie/biscuit recipes for Christmas..yes I know it’s still early…but I found a few that I wanted to try…misto 016

I found this recipe…The original recipe called for raisins, but I substituted dried cranberries for raisins, and cranberries also give that extra look of Christmas cheer.

I wanted something wholesome, not too buttery(like a shortbread)..a cookie that has that simplicity to it (press with fork -shape) and a cookie I could stack for easy wrapping…

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Recipe:Oatmeal and Cranberry Cookies

150g unsalted butter, softened

1 cup (220g) brown sugar (firmly packed)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1 cup plain flour

200g rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper.

Beat the sugar and butter with electric beater until pale and thick. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.

Sift flour and baking powder into butter and sugar mixture, fold through rolled oats and cranberries and mix well.

Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on tray and flatten with the back of a floured fork.Bake for 12 – 15 minutes. Cool on tray for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Will keep for 3/4 days in airtight container.

These friends are a real treat,a great cookie to make.

Keep them in mind as a great Christmas treat or a simple cookie to fill that cookie jar in the kitchen, or the lunch box.

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This recipe is included in The King’s Court IV: What’s Cooking Wednesday.




  1. The first thing I thought when reading your heading was “Ooh great Christmas idea”. A nice easy recipe too so these treats can be made all the time.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. This is so perfect for my mid-morning coffee snacks; I had a recent bladder illness and have to eat lots of cranberries. Thanks Yvette!

  3. These sound delicious, and would be a perfect way to use some of the dried cranberries one of my students recently gave me (his grandparents grow them)

    • lucky are you…They’re actually hard to find here in Italy..I only know of one place to buy them,and only in dried form in small 200g packs.I always have to stock up for my Christmas baking!

  4. Love substituting cranberries for raisins~ I’m wishing I had one (or three 🙂 right now to go with my coffee!

  5. lifeinarecipe says

    I love the new look of your blog. As always you have beautiful pictures and great food ideas!

  6. This sounds absolutely right up my alley…thanks girlfriend, will have to try this!! You have such great ideas. Hope things are well in your world xxxxx

    • A great gift idea for the end of the year…hopefully i find the time to fit everything in and get my ideas out there! Hugs xx

  7. You’ve read my mind! I just found a recipe for oatmeal craisin cookie that I thought I’d try! Thanks for stopping by What’s Cooking Wednesday! See you next week 🙂

    • Thanks Brydie, the cookie jar didn’t remain full for long! A great cookie to bake, and easy my friend.x

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