(Ignore my janky nails–I need to go get them done!)
I love these cookies. My friends love these cookies.
When I thought of this cookie recipe, my friends thought I was crazy.
I used to work in the hospitality industry, and I remember the Aflac lady stopped by one day (you know, to get all of us to get Aflac). She made these amazing crispy, chewy oatmeal toffee cookies that were AMAZING.
Another day, a lady made cranberry hootycreek cookies, and I remember I ate far too many for the day they were around (they go fast!).
So me, channeling my inner baking goddess, googled for a recipe for Cranberry Hootycreeks, modified it, and made them that night! I brought two dozen to work that day and they were gone.
They are chewy, crispy, toffee-y, chocolatey, tart, and just…amazing. They’re phenomenal. I prefer making them with dark brown sugar, but do as you please!
I was actually watching How I Met Your Mother the other day. Specifically, the episode where Lily meets the Mother, and The Mother shares her “Sumbitch” cookies with Lily. They’re apparently these amazing chocolatey, peanut buttery, potato chip-y cookies that The Mother made, Frankenstein-style.
I’d like to think these are my master creation (although I’m sure variations exist out there). Maybe if they had a cooler name.
Anyways, here’s the recipe–
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup Heath toffee chips (sometimes I add a TAD more depending on how I feel or who I’m making them for! This goes for the chocolate and cranberries too!)
- Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
- Cream butter, then add sugars, eggs & vanilla.
- Mix in flour and oat mixture, then cranberries, chocolate, and toffee chips.
- Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet (I use a paper towel with a little bit of oil!)
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. Cookies should be slightly browned, around edges. Can be baked a little longer if you like crispier oatmeal cookies!