Well, a mama on a January diet should not be baking. But, we were hosting playgroup and I didn’t want to empty our snack cabinet. Everyone loved the cookies even though I omitted the chocolate (to make them less tempting to me :)
I didn’t get a picture before they were gobbled up… next time :)
- 2 sticks of softened butter (1/2 pound)
- 1 packed cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 teaspoons almond extract
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2.5 cups uncooked oatmeal '
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup of good chocolate (I prefer high quality chocolate chips or good ol’ m&m’s)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease your cookie sheets. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and then the almond extract and vanilla.
Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well with the blender. By hand stir in the goodies (cranberries, walnuts and chocolate).
Try to get them on the cookie sheet without eating all of the dough (I should probably add some kind of disclosure about the potential danger of raw eggs). Bake them for 11-13 minutes, until they start to turn a golden brown. Cool and Enjoy!!!