Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


I made these cookies back in the Winter of 2011. Maybe it was due to the cold weather and the desire for comfort foods usually associated with winter that made me go through a completely crazy cookie phase. I was making everything from chocolate chip cookies, to almond honey pecan cookies, to cookies that were so soft they could practically pass as sliced cake.

I finally hit a moment when I realised that all that cookie baking and eating was probably surpassing the equalising point where ‘bad foods + exercise = no weight gain’, and instead hitting the ‘too much bad foods + not enough exercise = weight gain’ equation. But, as I was in the depths of my cookie craze, I figured it was silly (and probably useless) to go cold turkey. So I did what most cookie addicts would do and went and bought ‘healthier’ ingredients such as the oatmeal you see before you. And while I was on that roll, I bought some cranberries too (because hey, fruit in any shape or form is sort of good, right?). And so that is how I came about to the Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

These babies were delicious. The texture was what every cookie should be – crunchy on the outer, soft and chewy on the inside. The dough itself wasn’t too sweet, with the cranberries making up for the lack of sugar in the recipe.  And the oatmeal provided that false sense of a healthy cookie. Oh how I miss thee!

Because I made these so long ago, I can’t seem to locate or remember the recipe that I used. Fear not, something tells me that these cookies will make another appearance very soon…


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