I have been searching for good oatmeal cookies with nut and fruit for a long long time. Every time when I try a new oatmeal cookies recipe (except the anzac biscuits), none of my family like it! I end up eating them all by myself. When this happen, I just feel that I am the lousy garbage bin! Finally, I find this at Ina Garten's cookbook from the library. Like me, she has been looking for good oatmeal cookies recipe for a while. In her recipe, she uses pecans and raisins and I substitute them with walnut and cranberries because I have none of them in my pantry. This time, I don't need to eat them all by myself as my family all grab a few and the cookies are gone in a flash!
Cranberries Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon castor sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 cup rolled oats or old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 180c/350F.
- Place the walnuts onto a paper lined baking tray, bake for 5 minutes or until crisp. Let cool then chop coarsely.
- Beat butter, brown sugar and castor sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time, then add in vanilla essence.
- Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in another bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add oats, cranberries and walnuts until just combined.
- Place a heap tablespoon of dough onto the paper lined baking tray. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 20 minuted or until lightly brown. Cool on the rack.
Source: modified and adopted from "bared foot contessa - back to basic" from Ina Garten.