October 10, 2011

Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Secret Recipe Club

I may have dark chocolate inside of me but that doesn't make me a pretentious cookie!
This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to The Lean Green Bean.  


I was so excited when I went over to visit Lindsay's blog and discovered her vegetarian adventure!  How perfect was that set-up?  With my family exploring the vegan/vegetarian world and she and her hubby just so happened to be finishing off a 30 day vegetarian adventure!  So, what did I choose?  Cookies.  Yep, always the sweet tooth over here at Deelicious Sweets!  The charming thing about this recipe was Lindsay doesn't remember where she got this recipe from.  She had scratched it down on a scrap of paper with shorthand directions and no title.   Since this cookie doesn't have a title, does it make this cookie a peasant?  It tasted like a lordly cookie.

These cookies were so quick and easy to throw together.  The addition of the dark chocolate was what sent this cookie over the top.  Paired with a dry red wine and you have heaven.  What?  Just because I am eating a cookie with no title doesn't mean I can't pair my cookies with dry red wine.  Don't judge me!
A cookie without a title is still as good as a cookie with a title!
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 16 cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened - earth balance for vegan 
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs - or 2/4 cup applesauce or one banana for vegan 
  • 1 t. vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 cups oats 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour 
  • 1 t. baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
Instructions:
  1. Combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. 
  2. Add oats, flour and baking soda. Beat on low to combine. 
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberrie.
  4. Drop on to cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  
Adapted from The Lean Green Bean

Servings: 1 cookie 
Calories: 102
Total Fat:   5.2 g
Cholesterol:  25 mg.
Sodium:  76 mg.
Protein:  1.8 g.





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23 comments:

  1. so glad you liked to cookies! They're my hubby's absolute favorite :)

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  2. These sounds good! I really love the cranberry and chocolate flavor together. I just made a similar recipe last week but I also threw in a few walnuts and white chocolate chips.

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  3. Cranberry, oatmeal and chocolate is a winning combo, can't wait to try these.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  4. The sweet cranberries paired with the intense dark chocolate are a sure winner-I can see why you chose these for SRC. How I would love to have a few of these-simply delicious.

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  5. Love all the ingredients in these healthy cookies. What a great SRC choice

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  6. Perfect to have cookie recipes on hand to face the holidays!

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  7. These look fantastic!! Love the addition of cranberries for bits of tart fruit throughout the cookie!: )

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  8. Mmm these cookies are right up my alley! Great SRC choice :-D

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  9. These look great - a yummy mix of sweet and sour!

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  10. Dee...these look great! You know...I love oatmeal cookies, especially with chocolate chips. Though I am not crazy about raisins, I DO love the idea of adding cranberries! And I would never judge you! Golden raisins = white wine. Cranberries = red wine. It's a no brainer! ;- )

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  11. I am a sucker for sweets all the time too! These cookies look so good, I can tell why you picked them!

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  12. Mm..mm...good! Great recipe. Loving these cookies Dee. I love the dish they are on.

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  13. I think the cranberry in this cookie must be adding some personality to it, they look yum!

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  14. Ha haaa, peasant cookies. :) These sound great, the combo of oatmeal, cranberries, and dark chocolate sound SO good together. I know I would love these!

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  15. These look so yummy! I can't say I have tried the combo of cranberries and chocolate, but it sure sounds wonderful!

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  16. Great SRC post Dee! These look delicious and I love how you put the vegan substitutes! :)

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  17. Wow! that looks fantastic, delicious and perfectly baked.

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  18. Sounds yummy and vegan/vegetarian ALWAYS appeals to me because I was brought up with a mom who was meat free :)

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  19. The combo of tart cranberries with chocolate chips and oats in a cookie is the perfect balance of tastes and textures - fantastic choice! I think some orange zest would be a great adition! They look awesome! Also, love the yoga photos in your next post!

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  20. What a delicious looking cookie. I always gravitate towards chocolate chip cookies, so I can completly see why you went with that recipe.
    Hope the vegetarian/vegan change is going well for your family. I have made the jump and am trying to bring the rest of my brood along :)
    Have a great Wednesday

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  21. Looks like the perfect light and fluffy cookie!

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  22. Love the way you wrote this post, and love the yummy cookies. Great pairing...mmm!

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  23. Those sound delish! And I LOVE your leaf plate :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/10/octobers-secret-recipe-club-avocado.html

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