Festive Baking: Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies.

I baked! (and i’m finally blogging again)

Got infected with the festive spirit and went on a gift-buying, cooking-baking rampage in the week leading up to Christmas. Will probably do a post-Christmas gift guide after this (fingers crossed that it’ll happen), but for now, here is the story of my festive baking.


Instagrammed this on the first day. Look at her eager face!

I followed the recipe for Phoebe’s Fabulous Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies from the Cooking with Friends cookbook that was given to my sister (but koped  by me because I used to be obsessed with cookbooks as well as Friends). There are quotes from the show on each page, and it is the show/book that taught me about the ‘friend zone’ in my young impressionable years (uh yeah).

Anyway, for my version of the cookies, I swapped the raisins out for cranberries. I first made these a few years back when someone gave us a huge bag of Ocean Spray Craisins and we didn’t quite know what to do with them, so I baked them into round discs of goodness. Decided to make a batch this year and the rest is….in people’s tummies. No really. I made a second batch today cos I was running out of them and had more people to feed. Kinda.

NB: pictures were taken on 2 separate days of baking.






Santa’s little helper.


2 cups of rolled oats, 1 1/4 cups of flour, 3/4 tsp of baking powder, 3/4 tsp of baking soda, 1/4 tsp of salt, and 1 1/2 cups of Craisins.


170g of unsalted butter, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cup of granulated sugar.


You might want to preheat your oven to 180ºC when you’ve reached this step.


Mix in an egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.


Can we ignore how large my legs look and focus on how cute Ten-ten is??


Combine the dry and wet ingredients.



Bake them at 180ºC for 12-15mins depending on how large you’ve made them. Your mileage may vary.


Fell asleep while waiting. Ngaww..





Guilty face cos I caught her on the dining table, stealing a cookie.


Cheers from me and the cat.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! =^.^=

On a side note, the ‘let it snow’ code works on wordpress again! I know I’m slow..

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