Make it. Eat it. Love it.
The beginning of another week is here and as I get back into my normal routine after last weeks crazy events I thought something home baked was in order.
Oatmeal cookies were never my go to cookie for baking or for eating. I stuck with chocolate chip usually and my favorite rainbow cookie if I was in a bakery. However my husband put in a request for oatmeal cookies.
I always found the typical oatmeal raisin cookie kind of boring. So by adding dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries I thought I could fancy things up a bit. I also substituted the normal 2 cups of white flour for 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup white flour. I also used vegetable oil in place of butter. Trying to keep it healthy over here and all.
The result was pretty delicious I may say. It didn’t hurt that they took about 35 minutes total to make from start to finish.
1/2 Cup Whole-Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
Add flours and stir to combine.
Mix in oats chocolate and dried cranberries.
Roll dough into balls (about a large Tablespoon worth) place dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Cool completely. (Though I like to eat them still a little warm out of the oven!)