A red and white crochet trivet sits on a red countertop. On the trivet is a white ceramic plate full with a large stack of Cranberry Orange Zest Oatmeal Cookies. The cookies are golden in color and have red cranberries in them.

These tasty treats are great for breakfast, desert and as an appetizer when entertaining. Your guests will love these things!

A red and white crochet trivet sits on a red countertop. On the trivet is a white ceramic plate full with a large stack of Cranberry Orange Zest Oatmeal Cookies. The cookies are golden in color and have red cranberries in them.

Cranberry Orange Zest Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Servings 24 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup craisins Ocean Spray works great!
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. grated orange peel

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl add butter and sugar
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and add in to bowl while mixing.
  • Stir in oats, raisins, craisins, and orange zest
  • Drop by the rounded teaspoon full on a greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in 375*preheated oven for approx. 12 mins. until the edges are slightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks and allow to cool before serving. Yields approx. 6 dozen cookies.