Welcome to day ONE of the second annual Ka Pai Cooking Cookie Week!
Cookie Week is the first week of December every year where I release 5 brand new cookie recipes back-to-back and YOU get a chance to win some amazing prizes in an exclusive giveaway.
This year, the winner gets to create their own cookie recipe with me and have it published on my blog!
Imagine having your very own cookie, permanently shared on the Internet for all your friends and family to see, with professional photos and a printable recipe card. WHAT?!
Basically you don't want to miss out this year. To officially join the celebration and enter the giveaway, click here!
OK, now that you're in, you better buckle up, my friend, because I've got some incredible recipes coming your way.
In fact, it's actually a suggestion from one of my raving readers! She asked me to make this cookie back in June, so it's been in the works for quite a while.
For day one of Cookie Week, we're kicking off the festivities with white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies, aka healthy oatmeal cookies with rolled oats, tart cranberries, and the perfect chewy texture.
A seasonal favorite: cranberries are a classic Christmas/winter flavor, and they are a great pair with white chocolate. So naturally both of those belong in a chewy oatmeal cookie, right?
Secretly healthy: made with nutritious ingredients like vegan butter, oat flour, and stevia-sweetened chocolate, you'd never know these cookies are gluten free and low sugar!
Great for gifting: if you participate in a Christmas cookie exchange with friends or family, this is the perfect cookie recipe to share!
Easy to make: because there's no chill time, you can have a batch of these cookies ready in 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and Stevia until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl, then add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well combined, about another 1-2 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rolled oats.
Slowly add the oat and flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just a few streaks of flour remain.
Switch to a rubber spatula and gently fold in the white chocolate chips and craisins until just combined.
Use a medium cookie scoop (or roll 2 tablespoons of dough together) and portion out all the cookie dough into even-sized balls.
Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and slightly underbaked.
Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack for the best results.
While this recipe is gluten free, it does have an egg in it, so I don't recommend eating the cookie dough raw. If you want an edible oatmeal cookie dough recipe, use this recipe!
You probably packed your flour and therefore used too much flour. When measuring your flour, be sure to use the "spoon and level" method: scoop flour into your measuring cup using a spoon, then level off the excess with a knife.
You over-baked them! Pull your cookies out of the oven when the edges are set and the middles look a touch underdone, then let the cookies finish baking on the cookie sheet outside of the oven for 5 minutes. This is the secret to getting a perfect chewy cookie every time!
Let the cookies cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. You can also freeze in a freezer-safe bag or freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months.
Next time you want to make a batch of gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies, you have to make these gluten-free oatmeal cranberry cookies instead! They are the perfect dessert for Christmas time and since they're made with wholesome ingredients, they can even be a healthy snack for Santa and his reindeer too.
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Made with oat flour, gluten free oats, dried cranberries, and sugar free white chocolate chips, these healthy oatmeal cranberry cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie! Each bite is subtly sweet, perfectly chewy, and secretly healthy.
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