"Delicious Oats. Sweet Oats. Lovely, crunchy oats! Splendid Oats." If you've ever seen the live-action talking horse Black Beauty, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, then you probably think I'm crazy and really like oats. I'm not denying that. But if you fall into the latter category and have never seen Black Beauty, the I suggest you make these cookies, pop a large bowl of popcorn, and do yourself a favor and enjoy this classic. The stuff of childhood.
We all love oatmeal cookies, yes? Probably also oatmeal cranberry cookies, those little tart chunks of cranberry a midst the chewy sweet oat cookie. Add white chocolate chips and you just took a classic to a whole new level!
A recipe by Jenny
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 3/4 cup / 210g all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup / 169g oil
1 1/4 cups / 250g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups / 270g rolled oats
1 1/2 cups / 255g white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups / 225g dried cranberries
Oven 350°F / 177°C. Ungreased or silpat lined baking sheet.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
In another large bowl combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in oats, chips, and cranberries until evenly distributed.
Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, until edges are set but centers are still soft and wet looking. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheet.
Dried cherries are also a delicious combination with white chocolate. And if you live in Traverse City, Michigan, it may be obligatory for you to try it at least once...;)
In Italy only mini chocolate chips exist, so although you may see mini in the photos feel free to use normal sized chips! Actually, I don’t know that I’ve seen mini white chocolate chips readily available in the States…?