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Big Black Dog: Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

December 2, 2009

Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


I am double posting today to catch up with the other 12-DaysofCookies Crew because my blog was a bit jammed up yesterday with other obligations. I honestly never in my wildest dreams thought I would run into scheduling problems with my blog! If you have a minute just scroll down to the next post and see my Hazelnut-Butter Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips or you can just click the link.

I chose to make Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies for my next cookie for the 12-Days of Christmas Cookies Extravaganza. It was not a hard decision because I love oatmeal cookies and I love cranberries. And I also love to drizzle chocolate although I do need practice and tend to get carried away and just keep drizzling and drizzling and drizzling! But even with my squiggly drizzling the cookies were very good...in fact amazingly good!

I've had a hard time working with white chocolate in the past so this time I bought Vanilla Almond Bark. The Vanilla Bark was so much easier to work with then the White Chocolate. And it has a nice white color compared to the White Chocolate which has a yellowish cast to it and can make baked goods look like they've been sitting for a while!



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Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit's Holiday Cookie-a-Day Collection

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
2 ounces milk chocolate or white chocolate, chopped (for drizzling)

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl to blend.

Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and oats and stir until blended. Stir in all chocolate chips and cranberries.

Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are light brown, about 16 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes.

Transfer to rack; cool completely.

Stir chopped milk chocolate in top of double boiler until melted and smooth.
Using small spoon, drizzle melted chocolate over cookies in zigzag pattern. Let stand until milk chocolate sets, about 1 hour. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.



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Please visit the rest of our 12-DaysofCookies Crew and see what they've baked today!

Andrea of Andrea's Recipes.(honorary member and our founder but not participating this year)
Claire of The Barefoot Kitchen
Courtney of Coco Cooks <--Glamorous Courtney
Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook
Judy of No Fear Entertaining
Kelly of Sass & Veracity<--Sweet Kelly
Michelle of BigBlackDog <--Hey that's ME!
RJ of Flamingo Musings <--Feathered Friend Renee
Sandy of At the Baker's Bench
Tiffany of The Nesting Project



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17 Comments:

Blogger Joanne said...

These cookies are basically exactly what I want to eat. Right now. At this moment.

Your drizzling skills are awesome. The more drizzle the better!

Now the only question is...which cookie to make first...

December 2, 2009 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger RJ Flamingo said...

I am definitely drizzle-challenged (as you will see in a future post), and your cookies look amazing! Love the presentation, too.

Speaking of which, when are you going to send me a photo of that depression glass plate you wanted to show me?

December 2, 2009 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Look beautiful! The drizzle turned out perfect!

December 2, 2009 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Those look great. These were the first ones I made (not posted yet), and I liked them as well. I admit, I just skipped the chocolate drizzle, though. =)

December 2, 2009 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Cristie said...

Triple chocolate? Hard to miss with that. They look really wonderful, perfect for a holiday party. Great presentation.

December 2, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous kellypea said...

I just may muster up my weekend mojo to make these tonight. Yours turned out fabulously! I can just feel my teeth sinking into one right now. Yum.

December 2, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These look so unbelievably tasty! And the drizzle makes them look gorgeous! So pretty!

December 2, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Drizzled cookies look great! I admire you for making 12 days of cookies. I have not started yet. I do have to hide my Christmas cookies from B. as he loves them!

December 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

beautiful!! I'll have to remember your almond bark vs white chocolate tip. You can't go wrong with triple chocolate, can you....mmmmmm

December 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

I made these last night and loved them. They are so festive.The cranberries have a nice zing.

December 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

Cranberries are such a great ingredient. Our town has many cranberry farms. yum.

December 2, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

Triple chocolate?! I want some too!

December 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

These sound excellent! I bet the orange flavorered cranberrys from TJ would be good in this oookie.

December 2, 2009 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I have a similar cookie recipe, but without the drizzle. The drizzle really dresses them up!

December 2, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

How excellent! I have everything to make these right now. Delicious! Great photo too!

December 3, 2009 at 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Wow, you are a great drizzler! I can so NOT drizzle properly. I think I am missing the drizzling gene because I have tried to practice plenty. These cookies look really good and very pretty. Thanks for the tip on the Vanilla Almond Bark...I don't even know what that is, but I will look for it starting now!

December 3, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! My hubby loves to get chocolate covered cranberries when we're in Boston... These sound like the cookie version. He will love them!

December 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

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