Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Total Time:
32 min
20 min
12 min

5 dozen Oatmeal Cranberry Cook

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir until well blended. Add dried cranberries. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool.

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    I used half a cup of the sugars listed, wanted to try something quick and easy in my new oven and they came out delish!!
    1/4 teaspoon cardamon...WTH is cardamon? What is wrong with you people? Is there some reason why you cannot ever manage to put a recipe out there that doesn't contain at least one exotic ingredient that 99.9% of your viewing audience has never heard of, nor has access to?
    Actually Cardamon is quite a common spice that is available in your local food store in both the seed and the ground powder form. Many people have heard of it. :}
    Lol! Cardamon is used everyday in chai teas and for cooking everyday meals. Many, many people have heard of it. Like literally, everyone. Well almost everyone, clearly!
    When Dr. Oz mentioned how much he loved cardamon tea, I of course went out and bought some. I found there are many different cardamom pods with very different flavors. I did not like it in tea, so I was excited to find this recipe. I have no idea what the recipe tastes like without the cardamom, but these are the best cookies I have ever eaten. I absolutely love this recipe.
    I not only have cardamon, but I also keep whole pods on hand as well. It's popular in spiced desserts, but I use it a lot when I make Indian food.
    Best oatmeal cookie recipe ever! I added 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts and 1 cup of white chocolate chips and my man said it was literally the best oatmeal cookie he has ever tasted!! We will be making lots of these!!
    These are delicious! I had bought some oatmeal-cranberry cookies at Trader Joe's and I was trying to find a recipe similar to the taste of those I bought. These are pretty close, if not better!
    Excellent! I added more cinnamon and a little less cardamom. I get requests for these.
    it looks great but if i wanna make just 2 dozens as a trial can u tell me the right ingredient?
    Absolutely amazing, left out cardamom, added 1/2 cup coconut and a bag of white chocolate chips!
    This was pretty good. I didn't care for the cardamom flavor. 
    You can buy this spice in the bulk section of your grocery store so you won't have to buy a whole bottle of cardamom when you try the recipe. 
    I prefer Anne Burrell's oatmeal cookies.
    This recipe is amazing!! I use crasins instead of cranberries. They never last at my house. I'm going to try shaping into a roll and freezing this time and just cutting off a few for after a meal to see if we can make them last longer. Someone else mentioned dipping them in white chocolate, and I'm going to try that too.
    I make a healthy and nutritious version of these cookies that is absolutely delicious! I use fat free vanilla (or plain yogurt instead of butter, sugar substitutes for the white and brown sugar, stone ground whole wheat flour instead of white, no cardamom, and for dried fruit my favorite combination is half blueberry flavored dried cranberries and half raisins. I only bake for 8-9 minutes. YUM :
    This recipe is the base to my perfect cookies that everyone loves. All I added was some chocolate chips,subtracted the cardamom and exchanged the vanilla extract for almond extract. Try it and will be addicted just like everyone else. P.s if you want to take away the guilt of eating so many use whole wheat flour for half of the flour. I think they taste even better! You get the best of both worlds. Healthy and delicious!
    Great!! Made these exactly as directed and just added some chocolate chips for my bf. They were great, very easy to make and gone in 3 days. A definite must!
    I created a userid and password for this website just so I could review this recipe. The flavor is VERY special, the cardamom in perfect balance, exceptionally delicious, you will love this, try it ASAP!
    Perfection! These are the easiest, quickest, and tastiest cookies I've ever made/eaten : Thank you, Beth, for the recipe!
    This is the first time I have made homemade cookies frm scratch and I must say, they are the best I have ever had! I made this recipe twice last week! I did tweak it a bit. I did not use cardamon and I added 3 quarter cup white chocolate chips in addition to the dried cranberries. Yum! Loved it! Will be making these again. Note: I leave them in 10 minutes exactly. So good
    These cookies are amazing!!! The cardimom is that secret ingredient that puts these over the top. I did dip mine in melted white chocolate to decorate them for a Christmas party.
    This recipe has become my staple oatmeal cookie (unless I'm using chocolate chips. The spice mix on this is awesome! If you don't have cardamom, you can try pumpkin pie spice mix, allspice, ginger or even just more cinnamon or nutmeg based on your tastes. The recipe is worth five stars as written, but I'll go ahead and provide some variations that I've done. I've used cherries. I've used raisins. Sometimes I reduce the oatmeal and increase the flour a bit (I usually increase the flour by about 1/3 of the oatmeal that I cut. My favorite variation is 2 cups oatmeal, add 1/4-1/3 cup flour, use cranberries, and add about 1 cup of white chocolate chips.
    The first time I made these, I didnt have any parchment paper. I used parchment paper the second time and they came out much better. It does make a difference. I also had to bake them for 13 minutes to get them to be crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I added an extra 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to make up for the cardamon. Next time I am going to try them with pecans.
    We made these last night - quick and delicious! I generally don't even like oatmeal cookies, but I love the dried cranberries in this recipe. AND we didn't change a thing from this recipe. The cardamon makes them super.
    I've made 4 batch's of this recipe in 2 weeks! EVERYONE loves them. I omit the cardamon and use 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/2 cup yogurt trail mix. Never made cookies on parchment paper but it works! Thanks FOOD NETWORK!!
    Very Yummy! I tweeked it a little. I used half the cranberries and chopped them fine and also added toasted chopped pecans. The toasted pecans added so much flavor...and as if that wasn't enough I topped it was a browned butter and orange zest glaze. Amazing!!!!
    Great recipe and very easy. The only changes I've done is omit the cardamom (due to how costly it is, and I add white chocolate chips. I use probably half to 3/4 bag of the chips. These cookies are always a hit and I get asked to share the recipe all the time.
    Made these for Mother's Day. These cookies tasted so soft and chewy, I've also added 1/2 cup of pecans and reduced the sugar by a 1/2 cup! 
    Love these cookies and so easy to make! My friends are always asking me to make more.
    i ground cardomon, grated nutmeg and used the extra thick oats in this recipe.the cookies are excellent!
    Great recipe....made these cookies and they were delicious! Easy to follow will make it again.
    A pretty good starting point, but for my tastes it needs a little tweaking.
    These were exactly what I was looking for. Crispy on the outside, chewy inside. I don't like raisins and the cranberries were perfect. I used extra-thick organic rolled oats, organic sugars, and pasture butter. The thick oats really make a difference with the texture. I also doubled the vanilla and added cloves. 
    I'm in the middle of my second batch. I adjusted the spices on these and changed these into chocolate chip pecan cookies. The texture is just too good not to experiment with.
    These are good but nothing special- definitely lacking a wow factor. Maybe they could have benefited from chocolate chips (or white chocolate chips) and some nuts. Just a rather basic, OK oatmeal cookie. I doubt I'll make them again.
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