Orange and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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One of the very first cookies I ever made was oatmeal cookies. I was in a cooking class and I was probably twelve or thirteen years old. I remember bringing them home and give them to my mom. She is a great cook and baker so, her opinion was very important to me. I used to keep a recipe book where I wrote all the recipes I made, that little book had so many stains and winkled pages and notes…and sadly I have no idea what happened to it and of course I don’t have that recipe anymore. I would pay good money to get that recipe book back in my hands, not just for the recipes but for all the memories. Anyway, this is a recipe that my mother in law gave to me, it was given to her by a friend. This is a delicious recipe, its chewy and sweet, but I wanted to add something special to them. One of my favorite combinations is orange and cranberry so, I added those two flavors to my cookies. The final product is so perfect and delicious! I made this for a Potluck I had with the ladies from church and it was a hit!

This is how I make them.

I heard, if you spray the measuring cup with cooking spray it would help the shortening to come out of the measuring cup easily and it would be less messy…
mmm.. what do you think? it is less messy that’s for sure. Try spraying your measuring cup with cooking spray and tell me what you think.  Add the shortening to mixing bowl.
Next, add vanilla, egg and orange zest. Mix until everything is well combined.  
Add the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oats and cranberries. Mix until well combined. 
Or until it looks like this. Don’t over mix.
 Scoop round balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10min at 375 degrees.
Let them cool for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 
The cookies are delicious on their own but I wanted to dress them up a little bit for the potluck. In a big measuring cup add the powder sugar and orange juice.
Mix it with a fork until smooth. 
Drizzle the icing on the cookies. 
so, so good! Get the recipe below.


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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