Recipe Friday: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


Here is a great quick holiday recipe. I love oatmeal cookies but I never really cared for raisins in  oatmeal cookies, so most of the time I would leave them out. Then I stumbled across this recipe while searching the internet and instead of using raisins they used cranberries. So I decided to bake them and I thought they were amazing. They are not overly sweet but sweet enough to enjoy with a cup or coffee or tea.



  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the oats. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.  Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or up to overnight (the dough can also be pre-scooped and frozen for future use).
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop the heaping tablespoon sized portions of the dough onto the lined sheet pans, spacing them about 1 1/2-inches apart.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let them cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Friday – Busy Day Cake


I love cakes but sometimes I just don’t have the time to fix a cake. That’s where this recipe comes in. There are several varieties but I love the most basic of it because if you want to get a little fancy you can add almost anything to it. Enjoy




  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. nuts (optional)



  1. Grease and lightly flour a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients.
  3. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Turn into pan.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 375°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till done.
  5. Cool.

8-9 servings