01 June 2012

we like cookies {a recipe}

A couple of days ago I posted this on instagram and twitter: 
chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. with cranberries and flax seed to make them healthy,
of course.

A few friends requested the recipe upon seeing the prebaked goodness.
The boys wanted you to know that they turned out to be pretty delightful and you may want to make a batch for yourself.
Consider this as evidence.

drooling yet?

Here's the recipe, as promised!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies
makes 4 dozen
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (all purpose works, too)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup flax seed or flax seed meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries

Beat sugar and butter until creamed.
Add in egg and vanilla and whip until fluffy.
Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, flax seed and salt until well combined.
Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries. 
(Don't be afraid to use your hands - that's how we roll.)

Drop by tablespoonful or roll into little balls and place in rows on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes or until just golden.
Allow to cool completely before enjoying.
Ha ha, just kidding, just don't burn your mouth. Get after those babies.
Best stored in an airtight container.

Happy baking and happy weekend!


  1. those looks super yummy!! I love the gooiness :)

  2. They look delicious, going to try to make them myself! The kids surely seem to enjoy them aswell :)

  3. Oh wow...those look so good!!! Paired with a cup of coffee!?!?!??!? I hear angels singing!!!

  4. those look good! love the pic of all three boys!

  5. recently came across your blog and look forward to reading your story! We are expecting our first in September, but the plan is to adopt the rest! :)

  6. Can't wait to try these! Can't handle how cute your boys are either...

  7. Yuuuum! These are some of my favorite cookies!!!!

  8. Ohhmygoodness. You are killing me with those photos!!! Those sound amazing! And they are now on my to-make list!!!!! Ahhh lovely.

  9. really??? ooooooook, I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna give them a shot, they look actually really really tasty....just thinkin bout the cranberries?!