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Gourmet Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies

Updated on January 30, 2012

Gourmet Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Walnut Cookies

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Rum Extract

6 oz. / 1 Cup Dried Cranberries

2 Eggs Well Beaten

Soak Cranberries in above mixture at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a separate bowl combine:

2 ½ Sticks Real Butter (room temp – do not melt)

1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar

2 ½ Teaspoons Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Ginger

½ Teaspoon Nutmeg

Blend well with mixer. Add:

1 ½ Cup Self-Rising Flour (if you use all purpose, also add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. baking soda)

3 Cups Old Fashion Oatmeal (not instant)

1 ½ Cups Chopped Walnuts

Egg/Cranberry Mixture from Above

Stir in with wooden / heavy spoon until well blended.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a greased cookie sheet, place golf ball sized dough balls and then press down to form a “patty.” Bake for 12-15 minutes (or until edges are dark golden brown). Remove from the oven and let cool ON THE COOKIE SHEET (the heat from the sheet will finish cooking the middle).

OPTIONAL:

Melt white chocolate chips on the stove or in the microwave. Using a spoon, spread melted chocolate on the bottom of the cookies then place chocolate side down on waxed paper. Drizzle zig-zags over the top and let cool.

Yields 2 ½ dozen large cookies OR 1 dozen colossal sized cookies.


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    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This recipe sounds great. I like the idea of cranberries in oatmeal cookies.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      Perry Fender 5 years ago from www.perryfender.com

      Thanks, um fella! :) I read a couple of your hubs -- impressive start! I hope your fiance will bake you some cookies - when I make them, I have to make sure that I am going somewhere so that I can deliver batches around (otherwise, I'll make myself sick eating them!) They are delicious!