Sunday, April 6, 2014

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

In the rush of the morning when one has to get ready and be out of the door in less than an hour's time, breakfast table is something easy to skip. But breakfast on the go is hit and essentially what I resort to...a granola bar on one hand and the wheel on the other. After having explored most options for granola bars available in the super market, I am honestly bored of them. So, gave it a thought - how about a cookie -turned granola bar recipe and without the ton of sodium. I am very happy with how these turned out and above all, I can control my favorite fruits and nuts in them. In a word, these are Delish.....

Serving Size:

Yields 20 large cookies

Baking temperature: 350 F

  1. 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  2. 1 cup packed light brown sugar (I did not  have on hand- so used 1/2 cup molasses and 1/2 cup white sugar)
  3. 1 large egg at room temperature
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract (I used orange extract because I love the citrussy flavor)
  5. 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 3 cups old fashioned oats (uncooked)
  9. 1 cup nuts or chocolate chips
  10. 1 cup dried raisins or cranberries


  1. cream the butter until smooth
  2. add sugar and cream with the butter
  3. add egg and essence and blend
  4. add rest of the ingredients and mix well with a spatula
  5. scoop out mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet (I use ice-cream scoop)
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until edges are crisp and center is soft
  7. Let cool on a wire rack
  8. store in an airtight container

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