Monday, November 24, 2014

Oatmeal Cranberry White-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen preparing and cooking meals for my family.

But I'd say baking isn't something I do as often as I'd like.  I enjoy baking and I wish I made more time for it.


With the holiday season upon us, I couldn't think of a better time to start than now!


This semi-homemade recipe for oatmeal cookies has dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.  The perfect shortcut, holiday cookie.

Baking doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming.  I love this recipe because the ingredients are simple.  Betty Crocker cookie mixes are delicious and make baking easy.


For me it's much easier to make a large batch of cookie dough, bake a dozen at a time, then freeze the rest.

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites.  The combination of cranberries and white chocolate chips adds so much flavor.  I hope you love this recipe too!

Ingredients
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks)
1- 5 ounce package of sweetened dried cranberries 
1- 12 ounce package of white chocolate chips or white morsels
2- Betty Crocker oatmeal cookie mix pouches (1 lb 1.5 oz each) 
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions
  Heat butter over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until it turns brown in color.  Smell the butter; it should have a nutty aroma.  Watch carefully so that you don't burn the butter.  Remove from heat and cool slightly.  You do not want it hot off the stove!  *Helpful video

In a large bowl, add in cookie mix.  Stir in eggs one at a time.  Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.  Stir in browned butter; dough will be stiff.  Refrigerate dough overnight.  When ready to bake, heat oven To 350 degrees F.  Remove dough from refrigerator.  Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool completely on the cookie sheet.  Makes about 6 dozen cookies

**Dough can be frozen in an airtight container up to 9 months.  When ready to bake simply thaw batter just until soft enough to scoop and bake.



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43 comments:

  1. Hi Brandi, These look delicious and I have been looking for a recipe to share with our neighbors. Thanks and have a great day. Mildred

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  2. Cranberries, white chocolate, sounds - and looks - delicious!

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  3. It looks so good and I love cranberries. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Brandi, your cookies look heavenly. I called my girlfriend last night to talk to her about our weekly weigh-ins at her house. We do it every Monday morning. We decided that with the holidays we are putting off weigh-ins until after New Years:) I was dreading this morning's weighting after the early Thanksgiving dinner that we had Saturday at my sister-in-law's:) This is not the time of year to diet, LOL
    Cranberries, white chocolate and oats . . . that is a marvelous combo.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. I love the combo of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries! Yum! I also use those cookie mixes. They taste just as good as homemade and make things a lot easier. :)

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  6. Don't tell Beate, but I would so eat a dozen of these in one sitting!

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  7. Oh yeah, I am loving this recipe and those cookies look absolutely divine... :)

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  8. Oh these look lovely and SIMPLE. I have a recipe for the same cookie from scratch and it involves cooking LOL Serious cooking or should I say baking. I am trying these with the girls. thank you

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Brandi.

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  9. These are some very gorgeous looking cookies. My mouth is watering:)

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  10. These look delicious and I am a huge fan of cookies I just don't make them from scratch lol

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  11. Um, so these look mighty delicious. Just reminding you that FedEx, UPS, and USPS do ship cookies. I'm just saying.

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  12. Yum!!! on my to-do list!!
    Have a happy Thanksgiving Brandi!

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  13. These look delish. And with a mix? Yes, please. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Brandi these cookies sound yummy! When I see these kind of goodies it makes me miss white flour and oats. I may have to tinker around with my almond and coconut flours and try to make a dupe of these for Christmas.

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  15. Mmmm, those sound wonderful. You can't go wrong with those ingredients.

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  16. This is one of my favorite cookies. Only I rock the dark chocolate. Mmmmm.

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  17. These look so amazing, Brandi. Love the flavour combination

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  18. Hi Brandi, these cookies look and sound amazing. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family.
    Hugs!

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  19. These are a favorite in our house. : ) Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving Brandi!!!

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  20. You bake too???? Is there anything you can't make look delicious or beautiful Brandi!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...Just in case I don't make it back before the big Turkey Day, I wish you and yours a creativly tasty Thanksgiving filled with blessing and lots of yummy leftovers...

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  21. Hello Brandi
    These look delicious - thank you for the recipe!
    They will be perfect to have on hand for friends who pop in around Christmas!
    Can you believe it is only a month away - where has this year gone?!>
    love
    Shane

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  22. I'm with you Brandi! I wish we all had a little more time to bake (and eat our baked goods;). There is something so relaxing about it. And I love baking with other people...it's such a fun experience! I think I may have to bake these for my family tomorrow! They look delicious! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones Brandi! <3

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  23. Hi Brandi!
    I wanted to come by to wish you and your family a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hoping that your day is filled with all that is wonderful!
    Sending hugs,
    Suzanne
    PS Your cookies look YUMMY!!

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  24. These look sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you have a happy and blessed thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. Good morning Bradi, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Oh my, I have to stop eating sweets, winter is just starting I already put some pounds on, but this recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing Brandi.

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  26. Oh my gosh, Brandi!! You had me at white chocolate chips!! I have to make these...I am a cookie addict and what better time to indulge than the holidays! :)

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  27. Yum-o! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Brandi! Those cookies look delicious and perfect for the holidays.

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cookies looked so beautiful and delicious.

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  29. Your cookies look scrumptious, Brandi. I don't bake much any more as we're really watching our sugar intake, but do enjoy a good cookie now and then. Your photos are great! Happy Sunday ~ Nancy

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  30. These look delicious Brandy! I love white chocolate chips :)

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  31. These look amazing - can't wait to try!!

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  32. How did I miss this recipe?! These look really good...my kids don't like oatmeal cookies but I might try these since they have white chocolate chips in them ;) :)

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  33. I can't wait til I can bake again - love doing that in the winter to make the house smell and feel like home. (:

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  34. Oh boy, now I am craving for a cookie! These sound so good, Brandi. I love your cute measuring spoons too - they are adorable.

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  35. I love me some cranberries in my cookies and t his looks absolutely amazing.

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  36. What a yummy combination. I'll have to try these. Yummy AND pretty.

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  37. YUM. PINNING THIS. I have to bring dessert to an ornament exchange party next week.

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  38. They look great and I love all of your pretty pictures of them!

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  39. cranberry, white chocolate, and oatmeal - all of my favorites! These look simply delicious. My son loves white chocolate too. Jess bakes every year for Christmas - I'll have to tell her about these.

    ~Sheri

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  40. Pinned, favourited, liked and shared - I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!
    Shelly @100Things2Do.blogspot.ca

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  41. Brandi, these look amazing. I made some last year, but yours look better. I've pinned your recipe and will make them to compare with the others. I found you at Met Monday. It's nice to meet you!
    Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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