I whipped these up at about eleven o’clock at night after a batch of florentines went wrong! I wanted to bring some cookies with me when I went to see a friends new baby. I used the oatmeal cookie recipe from The Cookiepedia.
These were really great chewy cookies! I refrigerated them for about half an hour as Tara recommends to enhance the chewiness and they were divine!
White Chocolate & Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from The Cookiepedia (makes 2 dozen)
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
100g white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper (I used 2 good non stick trays). Cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a small bowl. Pour the flour into the butter mixture and combine on low speed. Pour in the oats, cranberries and white chocolate chips and stir until mixed.
4. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to enhance chewiness. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheets (I flattened mine with the palm of my hand since the dough was cold). Bake for 12-14 minutes, rotating tray halfway through.
5. Place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Store in a sealed container.
Enjoy! These would make an excellent Christmas cookie!
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