Cranberry, raisins, and oats make the easiest cookies because you dump all of your ingredients in a bowl, shape them into balls, and bake. Learn about this easy cranberry oatmeal cookies recipe for the holidays.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, raisins, and dried cranberries. Pro tip - Make sure the mixture is well combined before you add the wet ingredients.
Next, add the melted butter and milk. Stir to combine well until you are able to squish the mixture into a ball. Pro tip - If necessary, add a few more tablespoons of milk to help squish it all into a ball.
Shape golf size balls, then flatten them. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space for them to spread some.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before you transfer to an air-tight container.
Use rolled oats because quick-cooking oats make soggy cookies.
Use milk until you have a nice soggy oatmeal mixture.
I like using soft moist cranberries for these cookies.
The raisins add sweetness to these cookies.
Variations to these cookies
Chocolate chips - you can add ½ cup white chocolate chips which is a wonderful combination with dried cranberries called white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies. But bittersweet or dark chocolate chips work too.
Nuts - replace some of the dried fruits with chopped nuts such as almonds, cashews, pecans.
Melted chocolate - dip half the cookie in melted chocolate to make chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies
or drizzle some melted chocolate on the cookies once cooled
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