We finally have snow here in Ohio, which made me want to do nothing more than sip hot chocolate and bake cookies – soft, chewy, oatmeal cookies flecked with chocolate covered cranberries.
I was strolling through the candy aisle of the market the other day – strictly for cupcake research purposes, and came across a bag of Cranberry Raisinets. Um, I love Raisinets so how I’ve failed to notice these little morsels of cranberry goodness is beyond me.
After popping a few into my mouth – again for research – I thought they would be the perfect addition to plain oatmeal cookies. And I just happened to have the exact amount of oats needed to make this recipe, so I went with it. Clearly, these cookies were meant to be.
Digging out the oats made me realize that my pantry is in need of an after the holidays overhaul. Seriously, it’s ridiculous and comical all at the same time. Who keeps 1/4 cup of peppermint baking chips and a few tablespoons of walnuts? That would be this girl! Maybe I should toss everything into a big bowl of cookie dough and see what happens. However, I decided the best plan of action was to ignore the pantry and make cookies instead.
These Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberry Raisinets are soft, chewy and have just a touch of tartness from the cranberries. The bag of Cranberry Raisinets that I purchased was 5.5 ounces (about 3/4 cup) which wasn’t quite enough, so I decided to supplement the Raisinets with semisweet chocolate chips. Next time – yes, there will be a next time – I’ll definitely be sure to pick up two bags of Cranberry Raisinets.
Whether you’re snowed in or just craving a good cookie, I hope you’ll give these a try and love them as much as we did. Let me know what you think!