It’s hard to belive that it is already the first day of December! If feel like this year has just flown by! With only 24 days until Christmas I thought what better way to welcome the month of December than with these chunky cookies. Chewy oatmeal cookies studded with tangy cranberries, pecans, and three types of chocolate. I threw in some chopped pecans because I love that cranberry/pecan combination, but feel free to leave them out if you are not a nut person. The combination of sweet and tart make this cookie the perfect holiday treat.
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Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped (for drizzling)
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and both sugars until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined, about 30 seconds. Add flour mixture and oats and stir until blended. Stir in all chocolate chips, nuts, and cranberries.
- Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball and place onto prepared sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are light brown, about 14-16 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely.
- While the cookies are cooling, melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second bursts until smooth. Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies.
Yields: about 30 cookies
Source: adapted from Bon Appétit Magazine, December 2004