Family Favorites - Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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While baking these cookies, I thought, of all the cookie recipes I have this is the most requested. They are even good for you as they contain dried cranberries and oatmeal.  Never have decided if it is the cinnamon or the honey in them that is so good. They are a chewy cookie however, not a soft cookie. The recipe is from a Fine Cooking booklet of their favorite cookie recipes over the years.
 A cookie scoop makes fast work of filling cooky trays and saves sticky hands.
Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Yields about forty-four 3-inch cookies.
11/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
8 ounces (1 cup) unsalted butter, slightly softened not too soft (about 20 minutes)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
6 ounces (11/3 cups) dried cranberries
5 ounces (about 1 cup) chopped walnuts (I use Pecans)
Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease your cookie sheets or cover them with parchment.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir in the oats.
With an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then scrape down the sides of the bowl; add the honey and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the flour mixture in two additions, beating until well combined. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
Drop the dough by the heaping tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. Bake until the centers of the cookies are soft and no longer look wet, 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool on the sheets for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Oh yes, these are delicious. My family approves.

  2. Yes, and isn't it nice that they have so many healthy things in them. Glad your family approves.

  3. I am going to have to bake a batch of these for my father. He is on dialysis, and while raisins are high in potassium (272 mg per 1/4 cup) and must be carefully balanced into his daily diet, the cranberries are negligible (12 mg per 1/4 cup) and can be enjoyed without worry.


    1. So glad he can eat them. I hope that he likes them, they are such a favorite with the people who get cookies from me that they ask for this one.


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