2020 Cookie Contest Entries

Jumbo Oatmeal-Granola Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups granola
2 cups dried cranberries (or cherries)

Directions:

1. Position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the over; preheat to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Reduce to low speed; add flour mixture and combine just until blended.
3. Stir in the oats, granola and cranberries with a rubber spatula. Place four 1/2 cup scoops of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Shape into 4 inch rounds. Repeat with remaining dough on 2 additional cookie sheets. Bake, turning pans halfway through, until cookies are golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let pans cool on a wire rack.


Tammy Bloebaum
Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc.

I found this recipe in a magazine several years ago. My husband and I fell in love with these cookies. They’re so filling, almost a meal in themselves, and cranberries just put me in the holiday spirit. Now that we have little ones, these are a healthy choice that they come back for time and time again.