Thursday, January 31, 2013

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Meyer Lemon Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I decided it was about time I blog something!  I mentioned recently that I have some Meyer lemons and have had a hard time deciding just what to make with them, more so because they are so good and I want to do them justice.  After recently seeing these oatmeal cookies at A Cozy Kitchen, I thought it sounded like a good idea to try lemon in an oatmeal cookie.  Meyer lemons are not as tart as regular lemons and the zest from one added a great sweet citrus flavor to these cookies!  These oatmeal cookies are the perfectly chewy kind, which are my favorite kind of oatmeal cookie.

I ended up adapting the recipe from Adrianna’s A Cozy Kitchen quite a bit, but she deserves the credit for the idea of adding lemon, which I hadn’t seen before in an oatmeal cookie.  I also only made half the recipe in case we didn’t like them.  Now I can’t wait to make them again.

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Meyer Lemon Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

3/4 cup (90 grams) white whole wheat flour (can also use all purpose)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 large egg

3/4 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest (about 1/2 to 3/4 of a lemon)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup dried cranberries

1  1/2 cups (120 grams) old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Set aside.  Cream together with an electric mixer the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add the egg, lemon zest and vanilla.  Mix well.  Fold in the oats and dry ingredients just until the all incorporated.  Stir in the cranberries. 

Place mounds of cookie dough (about ping pong ball size) on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Let cookies sit on baking sheet for a few minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.   

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I like that I made these whole grain using white whole wheat flour.  I think I’ll even make them again soon and use coconut oil.  They would also be good with pecans or walnuts added!  If you like oatmeal cookies, give some a try with Meyer lemons!

5 comments:

Leslie said...

Here in Tampa...because we live in the sticks or something, i can NEVER find meyer lemons...It's sooooo annoying. Love the cookies

Jackie said...

I actually found Meyer lemons in Walmart. I'm in NC. I bet these cookies would be good with a few white chocolate chips in them.

Katrina said...

I got my Meyer lemons in Walmart, too. And yum to white chocolate chips. Now, I'm going to have to make them for a third time.

Kristin @Dizzy Busy and Hungry said...

Fantastic idea! My oldest son is totally into baking...I think we will have to make these together! My mouth is watering already!

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

my sister would love these, me, I think they would be great too:)