Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Right about now, someone needs to come by and slap these suckers out of my hand! I took them out to try to get a picture of them and now I can't stop eating them. The kids all had five each yesterday, but I still want to save more for them today. It was funny. . . . the Builder asked what kind they were and when I told him Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip he said, "eh, nevermind." We told him to just try one and he ended up eating five. . . . . if he didn't sneak more than that!  Although these cookies are by no means "healthfood", they at least have some healthy ingredients in them.  As usual, I used whole wheat flour. 

Here's what we used:

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup quick cook oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried berries and cherries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Here's what we did:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the eggs and mix.  Add the vanilla and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined
Fold in the dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.  I always use my baking stones.  Always.

Bake in preheated oven for 9-13 minutes.  All ovens and cookie sheets vary, so check on them after 9 minutes.  These make a flat, chewy cookie.  They spread out a lot and will need to cool a little before you'll be able to get them off the cookie sheet or stone.  If you try before they're ready it will lead to frustration and possible swearing.  Or, I could just finally be PMSing.  (Yes, it has been 70 days since I began my period last time.  Is this the end for me?  Only time will tell.)

The kids helped us make them. . . . . .arguing over who got to stir the most or crack the eggs!

What is your favorite kind of homemade cookie?

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