I love craisins. My daughter does too. I came up with these cookies to accommodate our love for craisins and I'd like to think they're a little bit better for you than the average cookie because they have oatmeal and fruit in them.
Vanishing Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup craisins
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Beat together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. (I took a cooking class in college and I learned that the secret to a nice soft chewy cookie is to mix the butter and sugar together for a long time. This allows the sugar to dissolve and makes a softer cookie. I usually mix them together for several minutes in my Kitchen-aid.)
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until just barely mixed. (Do not over mix.)
- Drop by round tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Cool on wire rack.
These are so yummy. I have absolutely no self control with these cookies (but it's OK because they're better for you :) The cinnamon adds the perfect flavor.
I usually bake up half a batch and then roll the rest of the dough into balls and freeze them for later. The frozen balls usually take about twenty minutes to thaw before baking.
Perfect for a cool crisp autumn day. Enjoy!