White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies {Gluten Free}

Oatmeal cookies with juicy dried cranberries and sweet white chocolate lend themselves to be called "delicious cookies"

Oatmeal cookies with juicy dried cranberries and sweet white chocolate lend themselves to be called “delicious cookies”

Do you have an opinion on oatmeal raisin cookies?  I feel like they are one of those foods like cilantro or olives: you either love them or you hate them.  I could be wrong about that, I suppose, but I grew up in an oatmeal raisin hating household.  My mom’s mindset was that it was a cruel twist on a chocolate chip cookie.  And I can see her point; biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie when you’re expecting chocolate chip has to be the foundation of many a trust issue.  But I digress.

These cookies have something to satisfy everybody.

These cookies have something to satisfy everybody.

Anyway, despite my upbringing, I’m definitely a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies…and blondies…and muffins.  That’s part of the allure of these cookies.  They are a fantastic and satisfying twist on oatmeal raisin.  The dried cranberries have that same sweet chewiness as the raisins, and the white chocolate chips give it some sense of redemption for people like my mom (even if white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate).

I haven’t actually met someone who doesn’t like these cookies.  A year or two ago, we had a platter of cookies out.  Someone asked what the different types were, and Brendan went through naming them.  When he got to these, he simply said, “And these are delicious.”  “Delicious cookies?  That’s the name?”  “Eh, try a bite.  You’ll see.”  And see he did.  All of these cookies were gone by the end of that night.  Since then, they have simply been known as “the deliciouses” in our house.  Try them for yourself and you’ll see why!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

This was adapted from a recipe from a friend in college; I have no idea where the original is from!

So tasty.  So easy.  So worth making today!

So tasty. So easy. So worth making today!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour, with xanthan gum
  • ½ cup gluten free oats (I’ve used both rolled and quick cooking with success)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter. Add sugars and continue to beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. With the mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate mixture for about 10 minutes (this is optional, but I find it helps).
  8. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 40 cookies

White chocolate and cranberry make for a great combination in these gluten free oatmeal cookies.  On Quinoa & Cookies

White chocolate and cranberry make for a great combination in these gluten free oatmeal cookies. On Quinoa & Cookies

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies {Gluten Free}

  1. Chocolate and cranberries! A favorite combo of mine. I have been known to grab a few of each as well as some pumpkin and sunflower seeds and chomp together. Would make a nice granola bar, I always think, but continue to make ‘instant’ ones instead 🙂
    Those cookies look gorgeous. Oh, and I am here sent form North Loves South. Xx

    Like

  2. Pingback: Bite-Sized Blueberry Cheesecakes {Gluten Free & Vegetarian} | Quinoa and Cookies

  3. Pingback: Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies | North Loves South

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s