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Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Dessert | 2 comments

Oatmeal  Cranberry Walnut cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut cookies

I like cranberries.Really?I didn’t know that until i tasted my friend, Donna’s Oatmeal,cranberry,walnut cookies.I could not wait for her to send me the recipe so i googled around and surprisingly Donna follows the same recipe

Since everyone in the family loved these cookies when i made them for the first time,I decided to make these cookies again as our weekend mom-daughter afternoon baking deal.

Cookie dough

Cookie dough

We have been working on the verse  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. ” – Galatians 5:22 

I was  trying to think through how i can work some of these ‘fruit of the spirit’ in the cookie making process?Fortunately,i didn’t had to think too much.It unfolded and we talked about it as it took place,not in particular order

mixing the dough

mixing the dough

Patience – Waiting for each step to be over with before finally mixing everything.Dry ingredients needed to be added in the bowl first ,then goes the wet ingredients and in the very end we add nut and berries.Ms A. didn’t wanted to wait for these steps,she wanted to mix everything as soon as she can possibly,so we can bake the cookies.It required PATIENCE to not only mix everything but finally be able to get to the plate and eat.

Self Control – I hear eating cookie dough is very common.I never feel the urge to do that but my daughter wanted to,so it gave me little window to talk  about ‘self control’,in a very simplistic way.

Kindness,goodness – One of our neighbor is recovering from knee surgery.So we took meal to them.I let her carry one of the small pack,ring the bell and hand over the meal and be delighted in the gratitude they felt, for the meal we brought.So i explained her ,we were showing kindness and goodness to our neighbor by helping,when they needed it.

Faithfulness: We tried to act in faithfulness as He says,”Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16

Love– We shared this sweet deliciousness with family and neighbour.She offered the cookie to her little brother by herself.Displays Love.
Peace and Joy – We had a peace about the fact that we were able to help our neighbour in need.We rejoiced in this as a family.

Oatmeal,Cranberry Walnut cookies

Oatmeal,Cranberry Walnut cookies

Oatmeal Walnut Cranberry cookies


  1. Recipe from cookiemadness
  2. 1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  3. 1/2 cup (red)whole wheat flour
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  9. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  10. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  11. 1 large egg
  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  13. 1/3 cup plus 3 T walnuts
  14. 1/3 cup plus 3 T dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.Set aside.
  3. In another bowl,beat room temperature butter and sugars until light and fluffy.Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined.
  4. Add oat mixture to butter mixture and stir until partially mixed.
  5. Break the walnuts in nuggets by pulsing in food processor or by putting it in ziploc and hammering it with mallet.
  6. Add nuts and cranberries and stir until fully blended.
  7. Scoop dough up by rounded tablespoons and shape into balls. Flatten slightly.
  8. Arrange 2 inches apart on cookie sheets and bake for 10 -12 mins until golden brown.
  9. Give it couple of seconds before transferring it to cooling rack.
  10. Enjoy

  • I baked in convection oven for 10 mins at lower rack.I let is stay in cookie sheet for 1 min before transferring it to cooling rack.
  • It was soft next day as well.Cranberry can be replaced with resins if you like so.



  1. And sometimes I add come white chocolate chips to the mix.

    Why a wonderful way that you used baking with your sweet girl as a method of teaching the fruits of the spirit! Nice job.

    • Meant I add “some” white chocolate chips!

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