Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Harvest Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Harvest Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies - ButterYum

I was inspired to try this recipe after a friend raved about the Archer Farms Harvest Cookies that are sold at Target.  I did a quick google search and found this copycat recipe on Modern Day Moms.  I confess I've never tasted the Archer Farms version, but wow, this copycat version is fabulous.

Harvest Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Printable Recipe
makes 36 cookies
adapted from Modern Day Moms

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
2 3/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line 3 sheet pans with silicone liner or parchment paper.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla; mix until combined.  Add flour mixture; mix to combine.  Stir in oats and dried cranberries.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared sheet pans and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Allow cookies to rest for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Note:  I use a #50 cookie scoop to portion the dough, which helps all the cookies turn out the exact same size.  To prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven, chill the cookie dough before baking and be sure to bake on cool sheet pans.


  1. These look so good! I just happen to have all the ing. too! Mmmmmmm!
    Rainey @ The Project Table

  2. What a yummy looking stack of cookies! I've been thinking myself of baking cookies with cranberries lately but keep forgetting. :)

  3. I've been craving oatmeal cookies lately but I'm not a big fan of raisins. These look beautiful and delicious, Patricia!

  4. These look sooo good! I am a huge oatmeal cookie fan and am always on the look out for a new one to try.

  5. Great looking cookie! Who doesn't like a good oatmeal cookie? And these look particularly nice. And of course the cranberry is so seasonal! Thanks for this.

  6. Yum! This looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

  7. oh my goodness... oats and cranberries??!! I can not wait to try this! thank you so much for sharing :)

  8. Looks like a fabulous breakfast to me! If I had them down on the counter, they would be. These look really chewy and wonderful with so many yummy goodies inside.

  9. oh my word. These look like perfection! I need to try these! Thanks for inspiring with semi-healthy treats!!!

  10. Christian Rene FriborgNovember 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Cranberries and oatmeal on a cookie. The only thing missing is milk. I love this!

  11. Cranberries and oatmeal makes wonderful combo. Love this cookies, I need to try it.


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