Friday, May 13, 2011

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Kroger company makes a pretty good cookie dough, that you pull apart and bake. Well, knowing me, I just had to make it home-made or from scratch. Well as I was making something else that needed Crisco, I read the back of the sticks and low and behold there was a recipe for the same thing. And I only changed one ingredient.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
3/4 cup shortening (I used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/4 cup butter)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts
Beat shortening, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat into shortening mixture until blended. Stir in oats, dried cranberries and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
These were great, even the next day!! Soft and chewy.

Sent this off to Sweet As Sugar Cookies #17:


Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!