Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

I make a lot of variations with my 2 standby cookie recipes. This one is great for fall and the holidays.

2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs (room temp if possible)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup white flour
3 cup oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla extract and almond extract until fluffy.
3. Add eggs, baking soda, and salt and mix until blended.
4. Beat in flour and oats. Stir in nuts and cranberries gently until incorporated into dough.
5. Use a tablespoon to scoop dough. Roll into a ball and flatten to form each cookie.
6. Bake 8-11 minutes until cookies are lightly browned. Let cool 5-10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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