Monday, November 30, 2015

Black Walnut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

We have over ten pounds of black walnuts we harvested on our land, so I've been finding ways to use them up.  I made some black walnut cranberry oatmeal cookies that turned out really well, and thought I'd share the recipe.  It makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup of shortening or softened butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup dried cranberries

Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Add dry ingredients and oats.  Stir in cranberries and walnuts.  Form into balls the size of a walnut and press down.  Bake at 375* for ten minutes or until just starting to brown. 


What do you think, readers?  Do black walnut cookies sound tasty?

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they sound delicious!

Sandra Morris said...

I love the added cranberries, yum!!

PioneerPreppy said...

My theory on cookies, which I tell the wife quite often because she forgets or just never listens is....

There IS only one cookie and it only contains chocolate chips.

All the rest are atrocities of the baking world :)

Mildred said...

The cookies look and sound delicious; thanks for the recipe. I think I've told you before, but the black walnuts will always remind me of my grandpa!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipe. They sound yummy!

Sally said...

Wow - those sound and look SO good. I'm definitely writing down the recipe! How great that you harvested so many walnuts. :)

xoxo

Out on the prairie said...

Yum!As a kid if we shelled enough nuts my mom made the cookies.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Minus the walnuts, they sound delicious! :-) I love anything with cranberries in them.

Endah Murniyati said...

such a healthy snack. Actually, I have no idea about oatmeal cookies. Thank you for sharing the idea

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh yummy!
love
tweedles

mail4rosey said...

I love cranberries and oatmeal. I think it sounds delicious.

Harry Flashman said...

I love to just eat raw walnuts. I know it's bad for me, but then so are a lot of the things I like to do.

Michael Manning said...

What a great idea to share, Lisa! It sounds very healthy and good! :)

Linda said...

I'll bet they smell wonderful!

alissa apel said...

I have a recipe close to this one. They are so good!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

They sound and look delicious!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh yum!
I bet that recipe can work without the cranberrys too?
love
tweedles

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Those look good, I wish I could eat them

Thistle Cove Farm said...

are the poachers after the black walnuts?