Tis' the season for baking cookies, and we definitely do our fair share this time of year. I usually stick with the same 4 cookie recipes for gift giving, but am thinking about shaking things up this year and trying something new. My father-in-law always plays Santa for the little kids each year, and my oatmeal raisin cookies are his favorite, so we usually leave those out for Santa every Christmas Eve.
I was looking to use up some of my oatmeal, and found this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookie recipe over at Golden Blossom Honey. Now Santa (my fil) also loves chocolate chip cookies, so stumbling on a recipe that combines two scrumptious cookies packed into one recipe sounded like something that was definitely going to make Santa's belly shake like a bowl full of jelly. He may be generous at giving gifts, but I bet not one of these cookies gets shared. He'll keep them all to himself. Hey, Santa deserves to have a special treat that's just for him, right?
These cookies didn't spread like other cookies do when they are in the oven. I used a cookie scoop to put the batter onto the cookie sheet, and they baked more like a cookie ball. I thought that was pretty fun since they seem more like cookie bites instead of flat cookies. They're the perfect size to use as fillers in your cookie exchange boxes too!
Ingredients1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked oats, not instant
1/2 cup dried cranberries, found in dried fruit section of supermarket
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
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What flavor of cookies will you be serving to Santa this year?