Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside! These Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies are perfection!
Happy Friday friends! I can’t believe the weekend is already here. It doesn’t happen often, but this week went by really fast for me, although that could be because the last two days have been spent relaxing up in Aspen, Colorado. This Friday instead of celebrating with pizza I’m changing things up and sharing a delicious recipe for Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies! Pizza, cookies, it’s all good on a Friday!
If I had to choose a favorite kind of cookie it would definitely be one that had oats in it. There is something about that chewy texture that oats add to a cookie that I just love. Unlike many of my other cookies that have been made lighter or healthier in some way, these oatmeal cookies are more traditional, meaning there is butter and sugar in them. I’ve tried numerous times to come up with a cookie that uses less butter and guess what, I’ve basically failed every time, unless of course you like cakey, dense cookies that don’t flatten or spread out at all in the oven. Newsflash, I am not a fan! What I am a fan of is cookies that crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, which is exactly what these Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies are.
I decided to bake these delicious cookies after I was approached by OXO to participate in the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign. OXO is a proud supporter of this campaign and is donating $100 for every blog post shared this month. I can’t think of a more fun way to help support raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer than by baking cookies! As part of this campaign OXO sent me several of their cookie baking supplies to help make my cookie baking process easy and successful.
Remember the days when you were a kid and scooping cookie dough involved a spoon or tablespoon and pushing it out with your finger? Well, gone are those days thanks to OXO’s cookie scoops! They make scooping cookies so much easier and all your cookies will be the same size. Next, you need a good non-stick half sheet pan to bake your cookies on. I’ve been needing a new sheet pan as mine have been warping in the oven when I bake, so thank goodness I received a good quality one from OXO. Finally, after these chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with dark chocolate chunks and sweet cranberries come out of the oven, you’re going to need a good cookie spatula to get them off the pan and one that doesn’t leave half the cookie behind…been there. I’m happy to report that no crumbs were left behind…except the ones falling from my mouth. So now that you have this recipe and all the tools needed to successfully make cookies, you have no excuse not to bake a batch of these perfect Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies this weekend!
– Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
– OXO will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post dedicated to this campaign in October (up to our $100,000 commitment*.)
– *In 2015, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through product proceeds, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts