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cranberry orange oatmeal cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

This is the perfect Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookie recipe for you to make.  These cookies are made with quick oats for a chewy texture, dried cranberries for a sweet and tart bite and orange zest for a burst of citrus flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
refrigerate 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 120 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries craisins
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup shorting
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
 
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt well in a large mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Whisk eggs, maple syrup, orange zest, orange extract and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Place butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer. Use the whisk attachment and whisk together until smooth.
  • Add the egg mixture to the butter and sugar. Continue mixing.
  • Turn mixer to low, and slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time to the bowl. Continue mixing until blended. Scrape sides as needed.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in quick oats and cranberries.
  • Place the cookie dough in a bowl and cover. Place in the refrigerator for at least a half hour to chill.
  • When ready to bake, heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place about a tablespoon of rolled cookie dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the cookie down with a flat object to create a flat circle. These cookies don’t spread too much when they bake.  Make sure cookies are at least 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.
Notes
You can eliminate the white sugar if you would like to cut down on calories and sweetness.
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