Sunday, 28 September 2014

Cranberry, Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

It is starting to become fall and with the changing in seasons there is also a change in tastes.  Fall happens to be my favourite food season with the tastes of nutmeg and cinnamon.  Fall flavours excite my palette.  Everyone loves an easy cookie to make that will impress your friends or family.  The combination of cranberry, coconut and oatmeal work together in a delicious blend. Add some nutmeg and cinnamon to really enhance the flavour.
 The ingredients are everyday ingredients that you can get at any grocery store.  It is all about mixing the right amount with the other ingredients.  With any sorts of baking you want to make sure to cream your butter and sugar very well before added the other ingredients.  This will help to create a lighter batter and to ensure that someone will not get a bunch of sugar in one bite.

  Once my wet ingredients are mixed together I will mix the dry ingredients on top instead of in an extra bowl.  This is because it saves dishes to wash and it does not effect the finished product.  In this recipe I mix the wet ingredients, then mix the flour, salt, baking soda and spices together and incorporate into the wet ingredients.  Once they are mixed together I add in the oatmeal, coconut and cranberry.
.  This is what your finished batter will look like.  Place one tablespoon sized amount onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 11 minutes.  The cookies will be slightly golden around the edges.

The Recipe 
1 cup butter/margarine 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
3/4 cup brown sugar 
2 eggs 
1 tsp of vanilla 

1 1/2 cup flour 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg 
1/2 tsp cloves 

2 cups oatmeal 
1 cup coconut
1 1/4 cup cranberry

In a bowl cream butter and sugars until smooth.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  Stir until incorporated. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves on top of the wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients until blended together.  Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients to form the batter.  Stir in the oatmeal, coconut and cranberry until combined.  Place a tablespoon of dough 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.  Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 11 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Enjoy these cookies, and share them with some friends or family.