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I know, it sounds gross, "healthy cookies." probably taste like cardboard. Well, let me tell you, they don't. Come on, you think I would post something that tastes like cardboard? I thought you trusted me. These cookies are so fantastic you really can't tell they are healthy. I promise.
I found the recipe a few years ago on the back of the dried cranberry package. I tweaked it just a bit by using whole wheat flour and adding a little almond extract. Let me tell you, the results were wonderful. A hearty yet sweet, delicate cookie. I heart this cookie and it is good for my heart. Win.Win baby.
Speaking of winning, I bet you are wondering what the giveaway is. Well it is a OXO Food Scale with Pull-Out Display. Here is a little about it from the experts at OXO: OXO’s user-friendly Food Scale with Pull-Out Display is perfect for weighing all ingredients. Weigh items directly on the platform, on a plate or in a bowl, and pull the display away from the base to prevent shadowing from large plates and bowls. Accurately measure ingredients when cooking and baking and stick to a diet by weighing portions.
Sounds cool huh? It sure is! I used the one OXO gave me to try out through the OXO Blogger Outreach program to make this recipe. It was fun trying something new since I didn't have a food scale until just a week ago. I can honestly say I love it, super easy to use and I love that it has a pull out display so even if you have a large bowl you can see what the weight is. Love this thing. Oh and can I add it came with the batteries. Seriously, that is awesome. I can't tell you how many times I buy something and there are no batteries. Am I the only one who doesn't own a single set of batteries!? OXO, I love you.
Here is where it gets good--OXO gave me one to give away to YOU! One lucky reader will receive a scale to have for their own! There will be a few ways to enter so read through this recipe and I will fill you in at the end.
Let's get baking first.
Musical Selection: The Bird and the Worm by: Owl City. Just a cheery, happy song for Mr. Schwartz's long awaited return. It has been 4 whole days and nights of single furry parenting.
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Healthy Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
5 1/4 ounces (or 2/3 cup) room temperature butter
5 3/4 ounces (or 2/3 cup) brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 ounces (or 1 1/2 cups) old fashioned oats
7 1/2 ounces (or 1 1/2 cups) whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces (or 3/4 cup) dried cranberries
4 ounces (or 1 cup) white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl if you are using a hand mixer) and be a the butter until fluffy. Add the sugar, scrape the bowl and mix on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, mix on medium speed until combined. Scrape the bowl. Add the almond extract, mix.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Mix.
With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add the dry ingredients until just combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl if needed. Add the cranberries and white chocolate chips, mix with a rubber spatula until incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. They only need about an inch between each of them, the cookies don't spread much. Cook for about 10 minutes, just until the edges are golden brown.
Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling wrack.
Recipe slightly adapted from the back of the Ocean Spray Craisins package.