There’s nothing that gives the illusion of “healthy” like combining oatmeal and dried fruit into a cookie. Let me be completely honest. Cookies are cookies. They are NOT healthy, so don’t fall for someone’s claim that they are. Oatmeal on it’s own? Nutritional powerhouse! Fresh cranberries? Antioxidant superstars! But dry and sweeten those cranberries and combine them with oatmeal, butter, flour, eggs… you’ve got great tasting cookies!
|Oatmeal Craisin Cookie Bites|
|Smaller cookies means less guilt… when you go back for a second and a third!|
|Oatmeal Craisin Cookie Bites
Oatmeal Craisin Cookie Bites
Adapted from Emeril Lagasse
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 cups all purpose unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups oatmeal (NOT INSTANT!!!)
1 teaspoon hot water
1 1/2 cups craisins
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
1. Add the butter and sugars into KitchenAid mixing bowl and cream with paddle attachment. Let it run for 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl, if necessary.