These chewy & crunchy oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip cookies are studded with tart cranberries and rich dark chocolate chips for a sweet and tangy bite!
You know how there is that joke about the disappointment of expecting a chocolate chip cookie and getting oatmeal raisin? Well have no fear...because this cookie has oatmeal AND chocolate chips! And cranberries! Woo!
(Quick side note - I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I don't understand what all the shade is about. But I digress...)
I love the addition of the cranberries in these cookies. The little burst of chewy tartness is a nice contrast and balance to the sweetness, the cinnamon and clove add just a hint of warmth, and the dark chocolate is so deeply satisfyingly chocolatey. The cookies are crisp on the edges but still have that wonderfully chewy center that oatmeal cookies are known for.
I have a fun little story to share about these cookies. I have a cookie monster on my hands, and that cookie monster's name is Charlie.
I had the cookies sitting on a low table while I was photographing them so I could get easier overhead shots. I got distracted talking to the neighbors and briefly thought to myself, "should I move them?" And then thought, "nah - we're just talking for a second and he's a good boy. He'll leave them alone."
...I think you see where this is going.
So my back is turned, and I glance over my shoulder just to make sure he's being the good little pupper I know he is, and HE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF STEALING A COOKIE OFF OF THE PAN, AND 5 OF THEM WERE ALREADY GONE!
Look at that face, zero remorse.
Before you get too worried, he's fine...I immediately checked petMD's Chocolate Toxicity Meter and based on the amount of chocolate he had for his size, we didn't have to worry about it. Also it has been a few days now and he's just peachy, so he really is totally ok.
But man, what a stinker.
Make these oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip cookies and yummy noises await you!
Just ask Charlie, he'll tell you.
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Chewy & crunchy oatmeal cookies are studded with tart cranberries and rich dark chocolate chips for a sweet and tangy bite!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Add oats and stir well. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Gradually add dry ingredient mixture and mix until incorporated. Stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons (about 1 1/2 Tbsp per cookie) onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown, rotating and switching position of pans halfway through baking time. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.