Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (Eggless)

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

Before writing a post, I always think what I should share with you. This time I wanted to vent out my frustrations about my inabilities to keep this blog alive. I know I have been doing this again and again. And I can’t be more angry with myself for not writing to you often. This blog baby is craving my attention and I am not in a position to meet the expectations. My priorities have changed. There is someone in my life who needs more attention and love. Even now she is sleeping on my lap and doesn’t want to be disturbed 😀 I really don’t complain about this because I am loving this phase of my life. Every moment is cherishable and I wish I can freeze these moments and go back in time whenever I wish. My little one is surprising me everyday reaching new milestones. Now she can almost turn over yeah almost. Oh she did turn over thrice in the last 2 weeks thou. She can hold her leg and she can grab her toy now. She lays on her tummy and enjoys the new perspective of world. My little Einstein even found that her bouncer can play music which even her parents didn’t know. Our munchkin identifies her Mama and Dada and giggles when we repeat a sentence again and again. These little things might not make any sense but they are precious to us. We savor every bit of it. You know what I mean right?

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

I feel so relieved writing this down. Now I am no more frustrated. What if I don’t blog every week. I am not losing anything. But I don’t want to lose these precious moments nor sacrifice this little pleasures of  my life. This doesn’t mean that I am going to abandon this and walk away. I will never do that. Because I don’t want to set a wrong example to my daughter. I want to show her everything is possible in life. I want to show her how to manage various tasks without  making any sacrifices. I want to show her how to be determined in life under various circumstances and pursue our dreams. Life needs to move on and so is this blog. Here is a favorite cookie recipe of mine which satisfied my sweet cravings during pregnancy. It is healthy, tasty and easy to make when the morning sickness takes you for a ride.

When I was craving for Wegman’s Oatmeal Cranberry cookies I remembered the recipe given by my friend V. I have made some alterations to the original Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe to recreate my favorite cookie in my kitchen.

How it tasted?

Let me confess I don’t like the classic soft chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. I like them crisp just like the wegman’s oatmeal cranberry cookie. Dry cranberries and coconut give a new dimension to this cookie.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. Ingredients
  2. 1 cup Old fashioned oats
  3. 1 cup All purpose flour
  4. 1 cup Dessicated coconut
  5. 1/2 cup Sugar
  6. 1/4 cup Light brown sugar
  7. 1/2 cup Dried Cranberry
  8. 1 tsp Baking Powder
  9. 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  10. 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  11. 1/4 tsp Salt
  12. 1/4 tsp Lemon Extract
  13. 10 tsp Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Brush oil or butter.
  2. Roughly chop dried cranberry. Feel free to use raisins if you don\\\\\\\'t have them.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients - Oats, all purpose flour, dessicated coconut, sugar, light brown sugar. Mix them well.
  4. Then add chopped cranberry. Toss them to coat.
  5. In another bowl, add baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, lemon extract to canola oil. Stir to combine.
  6. Mix the liquid ingredient into dry ingredient. Add water as required around 10 tsp. Stir to combine using a spatula.
  7. Take 1/8 cup cookie dough and drop it on the parchment paper. Flatten it using your fingers or the backside of your measuring cup (or any flat utensil). Repeat.
  8. Slide it into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. I prefer my cookies little crispier, hence I bake it for 18 minutes or sometimes 20 minutes. If you like them chewy then bake it for 15 minutes.
  9. Allow it to cool on a cooling rack. Then store them in an airtight container and enjoy these crunchy yummy cookies.
Notes
  1. Use whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour.
  2. A large baking tray will fit 12 cookies at a time. You can bake them in two batches.
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South Beach Diet Adaptable

Use whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour.

A glimpse from my kitchen

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Brush oil or butter.
  • Roughly chop dried cranberry. Feel free to use raisins if you don’t have them.

Chopped Cranberry

  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients – Oats, all purpose flour, dessicated coconut, sugar, light brown sugar. Mix them well.

Mix Dry Ingredients

  • Then add chopped cranberry. Toss them to coat.

Add chopped cranberry

  • In another bowl, add baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, lemon extract to canola oil. Stir to combine.
  • Mix the liquid ingredient into dry ingredient.  Add water as required around 10 tsp. Stir to combine using a spatula.

Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients

  • Take 1/8 cup cookie dough and drop it on the parchment paper.

Drop cookie dough

  • Flatten it using your fingers or the backside of your measuring cup (or any flat utensil). Repeat.

Flatten the cookie dough

  • Slide it into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. I prefer my cookies little crispier, hence I bake it for 18 minutes or sometimes 20 minutes. If you like them chewy then bake it for 15 minutes.
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie
  • Allow it to cool on a cooling rack. Then store them in an airtight container and enjoy these crunchy yummy cookies.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

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19 comments

  1. Anamika says:

    You are going through a wonderful phase and each one of us out here perfectly understand it perfectly..so plz. don’t get angry at urself for that..and these cookies look wonderful indeed!

  2. Priya Sreeram says:

    Radhika- it’s one of those beautiful moments in life when you see your bundle of joy suprising(and sometimses shocking) with their to die-for antics. Make sure you enjoy them and as for the blog- this baby is no longer a baby- your love n care has nurtured the infant from a fledgling in to something wow ! these cookies just prove that ! God bless your angel

  3. Shabitha Karthikeyan says:

    This is one phase in life you cannot afford to miss. I posted only 11 recipes the whole of last year, I was enjoying my days with the lil one. Now that he is 8 months, I’m trying to blog regularly . Don’t worry about not being regular you can catch up !!! Lovely cookies RV. Never made anything out of cranberries, should try it out for sure !!

  4. Ameena says:

    I feel your pain! Sometimes I wish I had so much more time to juggle everything…but I think you are doing a great job! These cookies look delicious!

  5. Anamika @ madcookingfusions says:

    Hey Radhika….it’s so refreshing to see your post….enjoy this phase of life, these moments are real precious, I worked almost 15 years in high profile corporate jobs and then took a break by choice to take care of my kids ( though the guilt of not being there with them in the intial years is still so high) but now I love being with them and doing things for them what I had never done before and that’s how my blog was also born :)…..your oatmeal cookies look great and healthy too, will surely try this out though i recently made oat & nut crackers for them and they loved it!
    Cheers!

  6. Deepa says:

    Beautifully presented. Love the photographs. I know how it feels not giving the utmost attention to the blog. Our Babies 😉

    It’s a great option to have especially for the super veggies. You get the taste avoid the eggs. Nice.

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