13Nov2015 White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies These chewy oatmeal cookies are filled with sweet white chocolate chips and tangy dried cranberries. The red and white, candy cane colors make these wonderful for Christmas gifts! It is almost mid-way through November and Santa is about 95% done shopping for these three little boys. I am on the BALL this year! In all honesty, I knew I’d have little time to be running around to stores with the baby being born in October. I made a rough “wish list” of gifts I thought would be good for the boys and just starting checking them off the list when I found a fairly good deal online. I’m happy to say that, because I wasn’t rushed to find gifts for them, they have a good mix of toys with their favorite characters, toys that are good for more than one use (building/creative play), clothing, books, and snow play items. I knew I needed to get the bulk of the shopping done early this year because last year I had little time left over to do my absolute favorite Christmas activity: BAKE! I remember the year Paul and I were still newlyweds and I was pregnant with Silas. We had a tiny apartment kitchen and I had that oven running from the minute I got home from work in the afternoon, until bedtime. It was GLORIOUS! I had batches of chocolate chunk cookies, peanut butter cup cookies, iced pumpkin cookies… I even made a few batches of fudge that year. I must have known that it would be a good 6 years before I’d be able to do that again. And guess what? My time has come! I’m going to be a baking fool this Christmas season and I’d love for you to come along for the ride! I’m kicking it all off with these amazing White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I think what I love most about these cookies, besides the flavor of course, is the color – red & white candy cane colors! So festive for the season, I think! White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cup flour 1 cup old fashioned oats 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips Cooking Directions In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla, beating until well mixed. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating well. Using a large spoon, gently stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips. Drop by rounded, heaping tablespoonfuls on parchment lined, or greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown. Cool on wire racks. I love cookies with oatmeal in them because I feel like it’s ok to eat them with your coffee for breakfast. 🙂 I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour for these amazing cooking. It’s become a staple in my kitchen and is incredibly versatile for all of my baking plans. It’s actually the same flour used by professional bakers and is able to create anything from well-textured breads to light and airy baked goods. It’s just an amazing flour! Click here to grab a coupon for Bob’s Red Mill! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.