Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

I nabbed this out of a Betty Crocker mini-book called Christmas Cookies Dec/Jan 2010 No. 258 p. 27. Here is my version - almost identical, but of course I had to increase the flour for high-altitude cooking, and I added salt:

1-1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)
2 cups brown sugar
6 egg whites (or use 4 whole eggs)
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. orange zest (takes 2 oranges)
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
3 cups all-purpose white flour (2 cups in the orginal recipe for low altitude)
4 cups quick-cooking oats
2 cups dried cranberries

Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs and everything but the flour, oatmeal, and cranberries. Now add the flour. Mix in the oatmeal and cranberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. For lower altitudes, cook a few test cookies first for baking time.

Per 1 oz. or 28g baked cookie (1.1 oz. or 31g of dough):
116 calories, 4.6g fat, 17.2g carbs, 1.6g protein

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