This morning, my son and I decided to bake some cookies. They were nothing fancy, just the recipe from the back of the Ocean Spray Cranberries…but we added out own little twist!
We washed our hands, put on our aprons and I got all the ingredients ready while my son brought his stool over. We started by creaming the sugar and butter. I measured the sugar and my son poured it into the bowl. He knows to keep back when the mixer is on and we had a little taste before I added the eggs! We mixed all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl which again, I measured out and my son dumped in before stirring it all together.
Here, we added some cinnamon which isn’t in the original recipe!
Scoop by scoop, my son added all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl while we took breaks to gradually mix it all together. We both measured (and tasted) the cranberries and chocolate as we added it to the mix. I let my son help measure here because when was too much chocolate or cranberries a bad thing?!?!
I gave my son a spoon to help place spoonfuls on the cookie sheet but he wasn’t able to do it and decided to snack on some more cranberries while I did that on my own.
The cookies only take 10 minutes to bake so during that time, I cut my son off from the cranberries and sent him to play while I cleaned up the kitchen. Once the cookies were ready and cooled, we sat down with a cup of coffee and a glass of milk and enjoyed a plate of freshly baked cookies for our morning snack!
Recipe (from Ocean Spray but with a Twist!)
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2/3 brown sugar
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups of flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 2/3 cup of white chocolate chunks or chips
- we added 1/2 tsp cinnamon