Friday, November 6, 2009

Giant Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Dear Readers:

First, I want to say that I am sorry for not posting on a regular basis this year. It has been an emotionally filled roller coaster year. For every single great moment that has occurred this year there has been an equally devastating one to match it. On bright side, as I type this post I can feel the shift of sadness leaving my life and love coming towards me.

In June, I graduated from school (magna cum laude). Then in late August, I took a job that I was unsure of, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I have met the most wonderful people at work ...F & J. And lastly, I learned a life lesson (the hard way). I learned, that some people are cruel, mean, and vindictive. I learned that I cannot "love away" their meanness no matter how hard I try to. There is a lot more to tell, but I want to focus on the positive and wonderful things in my life.

And speaking of amazing things, these cookies are just that. Who could turn down a giant, buttery, chewy, cookie packed full cranberries, coconut, nuts, chocolate and good for you oatmeal? Not I.

Also, here are some FYI tips. I used a 4 ounce scooper and only placed 6 cookies per pan. I then placed the pans with dough in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes before baking. I do this to ensure that they don't over-spread. Add an extra minute or two to the baking time. These are really giant cookies. One cookie per person is more than enough.

Print Recipe: Giant Cranberry...

29 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

i just love all your recipes.....so glad to see this one.....gonna go make them now!

Karen said...

Yummy looking cookie, perfect for the season. Congrats on graduating!

Stef said...

Glad things are starting to look better for you. So sorry to hear that you had to go through such a rough period. Oh - and, of course, the cookies look fab!

Snooky doodle said...

oh i love giant cookies and these look delicious! Glad you re feeling better now.
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VeggieGirl said...

No worries, dear Gigi!! Just glad to see you posting again and that things are beginning to shape up. Hang in there!! **hugs**

tale of many cities said...

thanks so much for the get well wishes gigi!

p.s. these cookies look scrumptious!! i'm addicted to the cranberry walnut cookies that target has in their concession.. so these should fit very well into my yummy category! :D

Chrissy said...

nope, one can't love away the other person's meanness,etc.. only THEY can.. i concur, i love your recipes and even toyed w/the idea of adding cranberries to oatmeal!. glad u r back.. take care of YOU :-)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the great recipe!! Many blessings to you as you grow through your trials...

Amanda

Morgen said...

Good to see you back!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Without the bad we cannot fully appreciate the good...

These cookies look delicious! xo

chronic procrastination said...

They look amazing! So nice to see another post from you. Take care.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad to hear that things are looking up, gigi! we make a cookie very similar to this at the bakery where i work, so i know that these flavors are great together--yum!

Gracie, Food Fascination said...

These look great! I hope I'll be able to make them soon!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Now these cookies would brighten anyone's day.
You are one tough cookie~

thecoffeesnob said...

I'm glad to hear things are looking up for you, Gigi. The cookies look great!

Katie said...

Who could resist a cookie like this!! They look fab. Thanks for the tip about chilling the dough.

La Pinche Cocinera said...

Welcome Back Gigi =D

Lindsay Rudolph said...

YUM!!! I am making these...for sure! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your graduation with honors and on your new job. You live and you learn and life moves forward. Glad to see you posting again. Take care!

haircutting in high heels said...

Welcome back! Good thoughts to you and thank you for the great recipe's they warm my heart and home.
xo
Gina

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

YUM! Could you make these as a gift jar? I bet all the layers of dry ingredients look really pretty.

The Style Mansion said...

As long as you don't the people who hurt you change you. Keep baking,everything looks so delicious!

Julie said...

A good way to keep a smile is to laugh!!! 2010 will be a great year, I can just feel it!! Keep on baking!

J. Thomas said...

I'll definitely have to try this. I have one oatmeal/craisin recipe I use, but this combines some ingredients I haven't tried before. Also, it's lighter on the butter.

Suzanne said...

those look and sound sooo good. Esp with an ice cold glass of milk!

Mess Maker said...

I am so trying these! I'm a sucker for anything cranberry-ish :) I plan on baking these tomorrow.

Christal said...

You do not know me, but I follow your blog. Your poem from Lord Bryon touched me very much. I too have had a rollercoaster the past few months. I left someone too. Good luck! I love your blog...

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Glad to have you back! And with a bang! These cookies look delicious!!

My summer 2010 said...

This looks really delicious :D