Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
5 dozen Oatmeal Cranberry Cook

Ingredients
  • 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)
Directions

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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Doubled the dried cranberries. Only because I love them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's so good! But I cut half the sugar and use agave . My kids only like cinnamon though. Still good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
yum. these are amazing. used the recipe as is except added a cup of white chocolate chips and used white whole wheat flour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutely delicious. The best oatmeal cookies ever! I also added a cup of chopped walnuts. My fussy husband loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut the sugars in half as some other reviewers suggested and they came out perfect in terms of sweetness. Everybody liked them at home and at the office. Next time I'll experiment with substituting some of the flour for oats because I felt the texture was too "flour-y" if that makes sense. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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? item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I added more cinnamon and a little less cardamom. I get requests for these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it looks great but if i wanna make just 2 dozens as a trial can u tell me the right ingredient? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely amazing, left out cardamom, added 1/2 cup coconut and a bag of white chocolate chips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 : item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfection! These are the easiest, quickest, and tastiest cookies I've ever made/eaten : Thank you, Beth, for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these cookies and so easy to make! My friends are always asking me to make more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i ground cardomon, grated nutmeg and used the extra thick oats in this recipe.the cookies are excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe....made these cookies and they were delicious! Easy to follow will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A pretty good starting point, but for my tastes it needs a little tweaking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dough was a really good consistency, and the in the mixing, I thought the cookies were sure to turn out really well, but they were really unappealing. I think there was a little too much nutmeg in the recipe, because it overpowers everything, including the hint of vanilla and cinnamon. I also did not like the whole cranberry addition. I'm not saying the recipe should never have included cranberries, I'm saying I just don't prefer them. I think I'd rather stick to raisins in oatmeal cookies. They came out a nice color and I was really excited to eat them, but the flavor was just really bad to me. I hate to insult anything but they just made me feel sick. It was like a smell that makes you sick when you're pregnant. I added some walnuts and a little coconut, and kind of combined this recipe with another, and maybe the flavor of the coconut mixing is what made a bad taste. I basically gave it two stars because I feel like the nutmeg should maybe not have been used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really love the taste of these cookies!!! Now that I bought the most expensive ingredient (cardamom) I might as well make these over and over. I've even frozen some cookie mix and it turns out great later. For some reason it always takes my cookies 15-17 minutes. If I take them out at 10 and let them cool will they come out chewier? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everytime I make these, they are gone in five minutes. The cookies are the perfect amout of sweetness and oats. I like my cookies to be slightly moist and chewy in the center, so i bake them for 12 minutes. I've made them for christmas as gifts and were very well-liked by co-workers. i definetly recommend these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are crunchy cookie lovers so we added a few more minutes on the bake time and POW - what a great cookie. Like so many others have mentioned, the Cardamon is VERY expensive - at Albertsons, it ran $12.99 (without tax) for the standard sized bottle. There weren't any smaller versions. I believe it is one of the most expensive spices out there besides Saffron. Anyway, it did prove to be good but now I have a whole bunch of the Cardamon to use up - any recipe suggestions? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked at basic recipe, which sounded great but I like to review comments. Since I had left over walnuts and white chocolate chips from another recipe I tried Ramonas (Pheonix, AZ) suggestions and they were awesome! Brought some to work and they keep asking for more. Making more this weekend to surprise the eletrical crew at work. p.s. Ramona-flag your comment, hoping it was a good thing item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cardamon IS relatively expensive compared to other spices, but I found a good bargain at a Stop & Shop. Great cookie recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was such a good cookie! Cardamom is a must need in this recipe. It is very expensive just to worn you, but my mother in law informed me that it would be inexpensive in an Asian supermarket. This spice makes the recipe and is irreplaceable! Next time, I will be cutting out about 1/4 of a cup of sugar, because it was too sweet for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The spices in this cookie just pop in your mouth! I was eating them right out of the oven and could not get over how moist, chewy and flavorful these cookies are. I did not have cardamon, so I ground coriander seeds and the flavor is awesome! I'll make these again and get the cardamon and try it next time I make these. I can't wait to share these with my co-workers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are amazing cookies. I made them a couple of years ago for a party (they were a hit!!), then misplaced the recipe. I'm so glad I found it! I don't even like cranberries, but someone left some at my house for some reason and I decided to find a place to use them. They're great in these cookies! The cardamom is a fantastic secret ingredient. It's one of the seasonings I never use, but it's perfect here. I LOVE oatmeal cookies, and these are a nice change from my usual chocolate-oatmeal variety. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only had whole cardamom so had to grind the seeds. It was well worth it! I also substituted whole wheat flour for half the flour. Excellent. Will make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ever since I first tasted oatmeal cookies with cranberries, I became addicted. I had to make them. This recipe was savior! They turned out perfect. I didn't add the cardamon and instead of using baking soda, I used baking powder, so they turned out really fluffy on the inside. It only took 10 minutes to cook. I went through seven dozen in three days (not by myself of course)! They were a hit with the family. Really superb! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the secret ingredient in these cookies is cardamon! i used dried cherries instead of cranberries. i made these for a bake sale, and actually bought some back because they were so good. ridic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these cookies yesterday and they are very good. I was looking for a recipe that used cranberries more than oatmeal, since my family's not really crazy about oatmeal cookies. I added a cup of chopped walnuts and a cup of white chocolate chips, then reduced the oatmeal to two cups to balance out the dry ingredients. Next time, I'll use more cranberries, since that's the taste and texture I wanted to stand out. I did go out and buy cardamom just for this recipe, and I definitely think it adds to the overall taste. But now I'm sure I'll be looking for more recipes that use cardamom, because even at Wal-Mart one standard size spice jar was over $10! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a good oatmeal cookie to make for my daughter as an after school snack. I picked this one because I knew I had the ingredients. Hands down, these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had. I added white chocolate chips and a pinch of ginger and they were incredible. Super easy to make and cook super fast. It's bedtime now and I'm already down almost 1 dozen of the 5. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was worried as I mixed these up that they were going to be dry...but don't worry, they're awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved these cookies. A couple things I did differently, but they still turned out great - I added about 3/4 tsp baking powder and forgot the cardamom. I made them into Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Creme sandwiches (Hubby's idea), and they are deadly! I just mixed some peanut butter with a little confectioner's sugar and milk and gobbed it onto the cookies. I'll make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used Fresh Cranberry's and melted White Ghirardelli Chocolate and dipped half of the cookie in the white chocolate after cooling and put in the refridgerater to set. The Cardamom is a little spendy for 1/4 tsp ($8) but really adds an extra zing to these cookies!!....Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw from the comments that most people varied the recipe a little and wondered if that was what made them give it five stars. Well, I also adjusted the recipe, but I also say they are great. It seems this is the perfect recipe to personalize. I added white chocolate and slivered almonds. I also substituted 4 tbs shortening for part of the butter- hoping for a little chewy. They are great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i had raved to a friend about how these types of cookies were my favorite, but i haven't been able to find a decent recipe, loved this one... it's rich while havng the classic oatmeal cookie taste. i already have people wanting to me to make them some, so good job with this one, and thanks for sharing :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used whole wheat flour instead of white, and I didn't use parchment paper -- they turned out awesome!!! i added 1 cup of white chocolate chips too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I made them into ice cream sandwiches they were amazing! Super easy and quick!Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best oatmeal cookie recipe I have ever made! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used to buy these great oatmeal cranberry cookies from the cafeteria at work (fresh baked), then they stopped selling them. I have tried to replicate them many times and after this recipe I realized what I have been missing--Cardamon. It makes these cookies truly heavenly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a dried fruit mix of cherries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries (1-1/2 c.)I bought at Costco. I chopped them in my Cuisinart a bit. I mixed in a half bag of Ghiradelli white chocolate chips along with the 3 cups of oatmeal. I topped each cookie with 2 almonds. I had to bake these about 18 minutes though--not 13 minutes. I used a medium size cookie scoop and it made about 42 cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since the cardamon is so expensive and you only need a small amount you could buy it in bulk. I buy most of my dried spices in bulk and save a lot of money because I do not use them very often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these cookies! The cardamon makes the differnce. I added chocolate chips, I love chocolate, and everyone at work devoured them. Thank-you:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing recipe! Biggest problem is keeping everyone's hands off these little jewels! If you love Oatmeal cookies,then these are a keeper! You just can't stop at one :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been looking for a versatile oatmeal cookie recipe and here it is. They are so easy and so good and you can change it as easily as your mind. I made them with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and left out the spices and they were yummy. I know they would be good with nuts and chocolate chips, too. I'm glad I found this recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the first cookies that I have ever made from scratch. I didn't have dried cranberries so I used dried mixed berries and dried pineapple. The batter I made was a tad dry so I added another egg, the cookies I made were also bigger that the recipe said. I alos had to replace 2/3 of a cup of the oats with oat bran In the end, they were great! Everyone loved them. I will definitely make them again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just great, I could not find cordomon, and when I did it was 12.95 and seeing how I was only going to be useing so little I subed lemon zest so good. Thank item not reviewed by moderator and published
My teenagers' favorite cookie is predictably chocolate chip. They did not even grimace over the healthy rolled oats in this cookie or the cranberries. I did add 1 cup of white chocolate chips to smooth over the healthy bit, but they loved them. My husband and I also thought they were awesome. The extra twist that distinguishes them is roasting your own cardamom seeds and grinding them to add extra fresh flavor. Make them today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
soo good!! I am always tinkering with recipes to make them a bit more healthy, sub smart-balance for butter and splenda for white sugar,also added 1/4 cup ground flaxseed.Husband and child approved!I need to make more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Baby...these were SO-O-O good. I used freshly ground cardamon in them and they were da bomb. I usually don't give reviews, but I had to on these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used real cranberries instead of dried ones and my family and friends could not get enough - i must have made them 7 or 8 times from christmas til now! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are so delicious. They were all gone in one day. Just make sure you use a heavy baking tray because the cheap ones don't allow the cookies to "melt" down. I did one batch on a light weight tray and they stayed in more of a "ball" shape. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everybody ate these up so fast I was amazed. I used Craisins. Terrific and easy to make and bake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were in fact very easy as the recipe indicated. I made some minor modifications - using only 1/2 cup of granulated and brown sugar respectively (instead of 3/4 cup each). Instead of cranberries, I used 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Instead of cardamon, I used All Spice. The batter is very dry and I was concerned but they baked up just fine. Very tasty and very simple. I think that in future I might add a little honey or molasses to give the cookies a bit more depth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made these and they turned out so yummy. i added chopped walnuts to mine too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In a word: EXTRAORDINARY texture and bite. A lot going on there, and perfectly spiced, too. I will use this recipe forever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were pretty tasty (better than your average oatmeal cookie) but not amazing. I couldn't really taste the cardamon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only are they really tasty, but they're easy to make. It was great to find a simple recipe that my 3 year old can help with. She loves to bake. The cookies have just the right amount of sweetness and chewiness. I was really pleased with them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a quick, "knock them off your socks" cookie recipe for an office pitch-in the next day. This recipe was easy, did not include any exotic ingredients, and the results were wonderful! Even my chocolate-chip fanatic husband may have been converted. This one just went into my permanent recipe book. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cookies are soooooooo good, that if you're trying to watch your weight - don't make 'em! I ate at least 4! If you do make them and they aren't 'flavorful' check your spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, & ginger) for freshness. I'm glad I checked my ginger as it was stale. I also added 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chips and about 1 tbsp of chopped walnuts, but in all honesty .. the cookies are probably great without these extras. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These turned out great. You can leave the cardamon out and it will taste fine. I also added white chocolate chips to this recipe, and that worked well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I cooked these for a progressive dinner, along with a few other desserts. They were very easy to make, not too sweet, and you can taste the different spices. One thing I was kind of angry about- cardamon is expensive! We paid 8 bucks for a bottle. I'd definetly make these cookies again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. :} item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So you modified the recipe from the original and added a bunch of stuff, and when it didn't turn out well, you gave the recipe 2 stars? You should try the original recipe before reviewing anything. It could have been your own modifications that made the taste so bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cardamon is utterly fantastic in my regular old morning hot oatmeal, especially with dates or bananas, or other more equatorial fruits. It seems to go well with these, while cinnamon goes great with more northerly fruits like apples and peaches. Cardamon is such an exotic and heady spice, but I use it in everything from hot cereal to tea to sweet bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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