Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies
Full of smart, sharp flavors and the wonderful chewy texture of oatmeal,
these cookies are ideal for tucking into a lunch or serving as a simple dessert.
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon pure orange extract
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups dried cranberries
2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in eggs one at a
time until well mixed. Add zest and extracts and mix well.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats,
then add to butter mixture and mix well.
4. Fold in cranberries and pecans (if desired). Drop by the teaspoonful 2 inches
apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges
just start to turn golden brown.
5. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 4 minutes, then remove to wire racks
to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container or freeze.