I made these cookies to send to the boys at college (Henry currently at UCSD but they all still eat them). They are a combination of healthy oats, dried cranberries, walnuts and less healthy chocolate chips (Jane).
3 and 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 and 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8 oz. of butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted if you want but I don't often bother)
1 cup of your favorite chocolate chips - plus an extra handful of butterscotch chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
2. Stir oats, flour, baking power, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
2. In another bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
3. Mix in oat mixture until just combined. Then add cranberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.
4. Form mixture into balls and place on trays about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake until golden brown and just set - about 15 minutes.
6. Cool on trays and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
7. The cookies will keep at room temperature for about 5 days. They also freeze well.