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CRANBERRY PECAN OATMEAL COOKIES

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Cranberries are so delicious and really do remind me of the holidays. These cranberry pecan oatmeal cookies are super tasty and with the tart bits of fresh cranberries, delicious pecans and the white chocolate chips throughout, there is amazing flavor in every bite. Cranberries seriously are perfect to add to most dessert recipes when fruit is the main ingredient. I have recently made a Cranberry Orange Pecan Loaf that is AMAZING as well as a Cranberry Orange Pecan Crisp that uses fresh cranberries and boy are these desserts delicious.
Look at those fresh bits of cranberries. I made these cookies for my daughter and son-in-law while they were visiting over the Thanksgiving weekend and every cookies got gobbled up. They are both in the military, my daughter, Nikki, is in the Navy and Justin, my son-in-law, the Marines. It was great having them out here to celebrate the holiday.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
3 cups uncooked oats
1 cup fresh cranberries chopped into small pieces
1 cup pecans chopped
1 cup white chocolate chips

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°
Using a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugars and beat until creamy.
Mix in eggs and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add flour mixture to large mixing bowl and mix well.
Stir in oatmeal then gently stir in cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges.
Once removed from oven, place cookies on a wire rack to cool.

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