I made these cookies on a whim. I had a friend over earlier this week and thought, "Hey, what better way to pass the time than to heat up my apartment to an unbearable temperature by using my oven?" For some reason, my oven is mightier than my air conditioner, and whenever I want to bake I have to dress like I'm in Bermuda.
Oatmeal, Cranberry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 bar semi-sweet chocolate, chunked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Gradually add in the flour mixture. Mix in the oats, cranberries and chocolate.
Scoop 1/4 cup of the dough onto a prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until the cookies are slightly golden at the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.