Holiday cooking and baking time is here! We're starting off the season by making delicious cookies with the mouth-watering scent of pumpkin pie spice, and the taste of zingy, tart cranberries. It's a simple recipe, sure to get everyone in the holiday mood. Your house will smell fabulous after baking these!
While I wouldn't exactly call this a healthy cookie, it is made with wholesome ingredients, full of fiber and nutrients. It's not too sweet, and I cut the amount of butter called for in the original recipe from two sticks to one. The white chocolate chips add some sweetness, and next time I might even cut the sugar back to one cup and see how they taste. Using organic and local ingredients boosts the nutritive value even more.
1-1/2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 heaping teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2-1/2 cups oats
1 stick butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar (I use demerara, or pure cane sugar)
2 large eggs
1 T real vanilla extract
2 T honey
1 - 5 oz. package Craisins (approx 1-1/4 cups)
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Beat softened butter with sugar till fluffy, then gently add eggs. Stir in vanilla and honey. Mix all dry ingredients together, then add gradually to butter mixture, combining well. Stir in Craisins and white chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 10 - 11 minutes. Makes 36 cookies.
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