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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cranberry Oat Drop Cookies, Easy Pleasin' Holiday Baking

 An easy to please drop cookie recipe not only delicious, but pretty enough to brighten up any table or cookie platter assortment. Loaded with cranberries, perhaps the reindeer may even share a bite with Santa.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 tbsp. orange juice

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
   (chop in food processor for just a few seconds,
               you don't want them mushy)
1/2 cup rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
Add the milk, egg and orange juice.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Add gradually to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in the cranberries and the oats. Batter will be thick.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire racks.
Makes 4 - 5 dozen depending on their size.