I have a problem.
It's called I have no self control when cookies are around.
Even if it's a variety I don't particularly like I'll eat most of the package all by myself.
Girl Scout cookies?
Heaven help me. I have not bought any for years because I have no self controll. I can eat an entire pack of Thin Mints in t-minus 60 seconds.
I can't stop. I eat until I'm sick or the package is gone, which ever comes first.
In an effort to tide this bad habit I decided a few weeks ago that I would no longer buy cookies.
That's it, I was done, no more, sianara.
The only problem with that plan was it left my sweet tooth unquenched.
And that is bad.
So instead of eating cookies I made chocolate cup cakes one day last week, then I made a chocolate cake for book group, not to mention the countless handfuls of chocolate chips I stole from the freezer every day.
And guess what I did today? I made the best cookies I have ever eaten.
Maybe I enjoyed them so much simply because I had not had a cookie in so long, but what ever the reason these babies were killer, I just knew you all would want to try them too.
And the best part is they were made with whole grain flour, rolled oats and no artificial flavors or preservatives. I know you want the recipe.
Well OK, since you asked so nicely.
White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Cream first 4 ingredients with electric mixer until well incorporated. Sift dry ingredients together and mix with wet ingredients with mixer until fully incorporated.
Add oats, cranberries, white chocolate and coconut. Mix well.
Drop large spoonfuls on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Do not over cook.
Try not to eat all 12 of them at once.
Freeze remaining dough so you will not eat all of it in one day.
If possible find someone to share them with, like little children, they are way too good not to share!