Cardamom Cranberry Cookies

12 May 2010

Cardamom cranberry oatmeal cookies

These cardamom cranberry cookies, or the fabulous CCCs, are a twist on the classic oatmeal raisin cookie. With just two little changes to the traditional ingredients we get something new and exotic! Well, ok, it's just a little twist, but enough to make these cookie jar staples a bit more exciting.  They're also soft, chewy and keep very well - although less so in a glass cookie jar, from which they mysteriously vanish.



1. Beat the sugar and egg until light and fluffy - but not too much. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
2. Whisk the dry ingredients in a medium bowl then gently mix into the sugar-egg-butter mixture. Stir in the oats and the cranberries.
3. Roll into smallish balls, about 1-11/2 inches in diameter. Pop in the fridge for 20-3o minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating half-way through the baking time.

Makes about 18  yummy cookies.