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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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Rich, chewy cookies rich with lots of butter, lots of brown of sugar, a lot of vanilla, and dried cranberries. Oh, yeah, and oatmeal. So they're healthy.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 20 minutes preparation
    30-50 minutes baking time


  • 3 cubes butter (1 1/2 cups), softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2 cups brown sugar (packed)
    2 eggs
    4 Tbsp water
    2 Tbsp vanilla extract
    1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    6 cups quick-cooking oats
    2-3 cups dried cranberries (or raisins)

Number of Servings

  • 4-5 dozen cookies


  • Cookie sheets
    Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350°
    Set butter cubes and eggs out to warm up

Additional Notes

Be generous with the cooking spray! These cookies have a lot of sugar in them, and they will stick.

They’ll probably bake for the full 10 minutes, and they will not look done when you remove them from the oven. Have no fear! They will cook a little more while they sit on the sheet to cool a bit before you move them to cooling racks.