Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

These chewy cranberry oatmeal cookies are a yummy treat. Make a batch for your family.
1 1/4 cups quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely grated orange peel
2 Tbls Applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg whites, vanilla extract and orange peel. Gradually add flour and oats mixture, stir with a wooden spoon until blended. Fold in cranberries. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons on to cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 24 cookies.


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