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Classic Oatmeal Cookie with Cranberries


This versatile cookie can be made any night of the week and altered to fit your taste of the moment…making it a perfect recipe to have on hand for any occasion (or craving)! They are slightly chewy and perfectly sweet, and very easy to make!

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes: approx 3 dozen (more or less depending on spoon size)


  • 1c butter, softened
  • 1c lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4c flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3c quick cooking oats
  • 1c dried cranberries (or substitute for chocolate, nuts, etc)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. In large bowl (or stand mixer) cream butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture until just blended (DO NOT over mix).
  4. Mix in oats and cranberries (or other mix-in) until just combined.
  5. Drop by heaping spoonfulls onto an ungreassed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes (until just golden along the edges) Cool 10 minutes before moving to a rack.