Cookie This.

I happen to detest raisins. This makes it difficult to get enough oatmeal cookies. I could feel the craving coming on and had the idea for a bit that dried cranberries and pecans would be the perfect substitute for the usual oatmeal cookie filler of raisins.

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

2 sticks butter

1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon each vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking soda

2 cups flour

1 cup dried cranberries

3 cups oats

1 cup pecans  (I smashed the pecans into dusty crumbly bits so the whole batch would be nutty and have a mild crunchy texture)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients.  Feel free to mix with your hands!

Use a spoon to portion cookies, roll into balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.  Space about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Do not over bake!  These should be a lightly toasted golden brown on the very edges and slightly soft in the middle.  Let cool and set on a rack or towel.