Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies

 

Recipe from: San Jose Mercury News

Serving Size: 60

 

Ingredients:

3  1/2 cups flour, 15.75 oz

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

2/3 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup real maple syrup

4 teaspoons vanilla

3  1/2 cup oats, 10.5 oz

3 cup dried cranberries, 14 oz

 

 Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and set aside.

3. Whip butter and sugars.

4. Stir in eggs, syrup and vanilla.

5. Blend in flour mixture until just combined.

6. Stir in oats.

7. Stir in cranberries.

8. Bake 13 minutes or until the edges and bottoms are just turning light brown.

 

Notes:

Caramel Sauce Option: Substitute caramel sauce for the maple syrup. Substitute chocolate chips for the cranberries. They taste great but the wonderful texture suffers a bit.

White Chip Option: Decrease the oats to 3 cups, add 1 1/3 cup white chips and decrease cranberries to 2 cups.

Pumpkin Option: Try pumpkin puree in place of maple syrup and increase sugar. (I have not yet done this but doesn’t it sound good?)

Tad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies

Serving Size: 72

Ingredients:

1 cup shortening
1 cup butter, softened
1  1/2 cups sugar
1  1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups flour, 14.5 ounces
2 teaspoons soda
1  1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups oats, 9.5 ounces
4 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream shortening, butter and sugars until fluffy.

3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

4. In separate bowl, sift together flour, soda and cinnamon.

5. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture.

6. Stir in chocolate chips and oats.

7. Form into balls on cookie sheets.

8. Bake 13 minutes or until just turning brown on the bottom and around the edges.

Notes:

Alternative: Add 3/4 teaspoon coconut flavoring with the vanilla and 1  1/2 cups shredded coconut with the chocolate chips.

Another thing to try: replace the shortening with coconut oil. Good flavor and creamy texture. Very good.

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