Monday, December 10, 2012

Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

After a full week of having cookies every single day, I guess it's to be expected that I'd have a "fat" day around now.  Ever felt that way?  I battled it by doing a killer spin class at the gym tonight, making a dinner found on one of my favorite blogs ( and then choosing a recipe from for tonight's cookie.  It's healthy, see?!

Look at all those oats!!

Well, actually, it's not that healthy.  There's tons of sugar and a stick and a half of butter, but that's what makes cookies so delicious.  The main ingredient is oats, and oats fill you up, so at least you will eat less cookies before feeling totally satisfied.

What I love about this recipe is the cocoa mixed into the flour portion.  It helps work on that chocolate craving without being packed with chocolate chips.  What I don't love about this recipe is how much the dough expands when you bake them.  They spread waaaaaay out, so space out your dough accordingly.

Check out the original recipe here.  I swapped Craisins for dried cranberries and love the final cookie.  It's a thin, chewy, delicious and healthy-tasting treat, perfect for a feeling-fat-Monday.

Have a great week, Sweets!


  1. Ooh I like the addition of cocoa too. That's a great idea.

    1. Yes, it came out great! Thank you for commenting!