Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Learn how to make the best Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies. Our easy holiday Christmas cookies feature oats, almonds, cranberries & orange.
- 1 cup Whole Almonds skin on
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour plus 2 tbsp
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 11/2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Unsalted butter room temperature, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1 tbsp Orange Zest
- 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries chopped in half, soaked in 2 tsp orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spread the almonds onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and once cool, roughly chop. Transfer the nuts to a large bowl and add flours, oats and salt. Mix and set aside.
Increase the oven temperature to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the butter, sugar, and orange zest in a bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachement. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, until combined. Add the almond flour mixture and continue to beat on low until the dough comes together. Add the cranberries and orange juice and beat for another few seconds.
Place a long sheet of plastic wrap on the counter and scoop the cookie dough into the interior. Use your hands to mould a log of dough approximately 2 inches thick. Wrap the dough log in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until firm.
Remove cookie dough log from the freezer and discard plastic wrap. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/4 inch thick slices and place on prepared parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Bake cookies for 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside until completely cooled.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 3.7g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg