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Friday, November 30, 2012

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies



Cookies! Cookies!
Who doesn't like cookies! Most people do.

To me, when it comes to cookies, big giant cookies that you get from Mrs Fields cookie stall comes to mind.  I like them big, chunky, crispy or chewy as long as it's as big as my palm.  With lots of nuts, dried fruits or choc chips..now, that's my kind of cookie.  And it has to be 'dropped down' cookies and not the shaped ones.  Having said this, I'm not much of a cookie baker.  Why?  Because I'm quite lazy.  Lazy to wait for it to be baked and let it cool before you can store it.  But when desperate craving comes a calling with the tempting thoughts of some good quality ones, then I've got to bake some don't I! lol

Well, this time, no cravings, none at all!  It's just a special request from my son who has been enjoying his year end school holidays, asked me if I'm free to teach him how to bake cookies.  Since he is interested in baking, I'm not one to turn him down.  Why not?  He's old enough, 14 to be exact, to handle the oven and it's a good time to introduce him to the wonderful world of baking!! Actually this is his second attempt at baking cookies..the first time was choc chip cookies and it was yummy.
 

This cookie is superb.  It's crispy, buttery but not overwhelming, aromatic and tasty.
You did well, my son!! Perfectly baked..hey, I'm your mom, of course I'll say it's perfect. lol..but seriously, it's perfect! :)



Let's share this wonderful recipe, shall we..

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda (b.o.s)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup silvered almonds

Pre-heat oven to 180dC.
1. In a bowl, combine flour, b.o.s., baking powder, salt and cinnamon, set aside.
2. In large bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown and granulated sugar until blended. Add eggs and almond extract, beating until light and creamy about 3 mins. On low speed, gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended. With wooden spoon, stir in oats, cranberries and almonds.
3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet, bake for 10 - 14 mins or until golden. Cool on sheet for 2 mins then transfer to a rack and cool completely.

25 comments:

  1. Well done to your son & these cookies look yummy full with cranberries! It's great that children especially teenagers show some interest in baking. Well, my 16 years old son only bakes to impress girls during school party! LOL But my youngest son only bakes if he can play with cookie cutter! LOL

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  2. Great looking cookies, congratulations to your son, well done! Baking together is a cool bonding activity, nice!

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  3. Cranberry, almond and oatmeal sounds like a wonderful combination in cookies...

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  4. i love this recipe :) i want to bake this yummy cookies :) thank you! They looks so tasty and crispy :)

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  5. OMG WISH I COULD MAKE THIS!!!

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  6. I too love chunky chewy and nutty cookies! These look awesome!

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  7. It's great that your son enjoys cooking, so he'll be able to look after himself and may be able to impress girls later on! Great job!

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  8. Cranberry's, Oatmeal and Almonds, I don't think cookies get better then that! These look incredible! Have a fabulous week!

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  9. We have three cookie monsters at our house too! LOL!

    These cookies will be great for Christmas munching!

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  10. I love love cranberries and almonds together. I'm the cookie monster in my house. Your cookies look so good. Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Thanks my dear friends for all your witty and kind comments. As always, I love to hear what you have to say. Have a great week ahead! xoxo

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  12. Nice flavorful cookies... first time here. happy to follow you...

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  13. yummy cookies.happy to follow you.will u support me?

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  14. OMG una gran receta galletas crujientes y deliciosas las haré para navidad,hugs,hugs.(estaré siempre mirando tus recetas)

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  15. Yummy this looks fantastic.

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    This is my new blog address
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    Happy to follow you. I hope you'll follow me back.

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  16. I absolutely need a huge box of these crispy cookies!!!

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  17. Definitely looks like the perfect cookie :) Cranberry and almonds, delicious combination!

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  18. these cookies looks tasty!Well done your son!
    The first picture is very beautiful...

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  19. i'm also lazy like you to make cookies but today i just made some cookies! I like cranberries in cookies too, just tried that very long time ago. wow so your son also shows interest to bake? make sure you tag him along to the BBW sale, ask him to carry the books for you..i'm sure you will shop like crazy!

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  20. Hi Jenn, your buttery cookies look very tempting. The first picture look beautiful, nice presentation.

    Have a lovely day.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'm glad you did. You have a great collection of recipes (my kind of food...!) and will be visiting often :)

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  22. these cookies look delicous,yummy :)

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  23. Love your recipe, it looks delicious:)

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