Monday, August 26, 2019

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

As summertime winds down,  it's time to enjoy the sunflowers all around us.  Please join me for some yummy cookies and a refreshing glass of black raspberry frost sparkling water, which I find at Aldi's. My lady vase has her hat topped with a giant sunflower. 

 Aren't these coasters darling?  A sweet friend painted these and sent them to me.  You can visit her Society 6 Shop here.

Another dear friend sent me this beautiful towel that I have hanging on my oven towel.   

Yes, even my front door is  sprinkled with sunflowers.  

Yield: About 24 large cookies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

If you love dried fruit and oatmeal cookies, I think you'll love these.


  • 3/4  cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts ( I toasted these)


How to cook Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Heat  oven to 350 degrees. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat shortening, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl until blended. Add to shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in oats, cranberries and walnuts. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from baking sheets to wire rack to cool completely.
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. An adorable collection of sunflowers and such a cheery welcome for your door, Kitty! Your cookies sound perfectly delicious for breakfast this morning. Hope you're staying cool! ♥

  2. 🌻🌻🌻🌻Gotta love cheery sunflowers. Even I have one in my decor. Just one. Those Hobby Lobby ones are expensive. 😉 This cookie sounds wonderful. I have rarely met a cookie that I didn’t like. It also sounds like a bit of an autumnal offering in keeping with late summer and the sunflowers.

  3. Sunflowers are one of my favorites Kitty, the cookies sound really good too-enjoy:@)

  4. Thank you, Sandra! I appreciate your visit, but can’t reply to you directly by email because you are a no reply comment blogger.

  5. Good morning, Kitty! Your table is delightful and I love the black and white checked tablecloth underneath it all. Sunflowers are like daisies; friendly flowers! The coasters are darling and your cookies and sparkling water are a real treat, I'm sure. Wish I could join you! Wouldn't we have a lovely chat? Hugs...Sandi

  6. Hi Kitty,
    I too love sunflowers and yours look so nice. The cookies sound so delicious. I will have to bake these and send them off to my daughter who just left for college!
    Thanks for the visit today and have a nice week. :)
    Julie xo

  7. Love the little lady vase, she's so sweet with a sunflower. Love all the sunflowers on your table and they look so pretty with the black checks. The raspberry water sounds so good especially with your cookies. Have a wonderful week Kitty..........

  8. Your cookie recipe sounds yummy! And, I love your Sunflower theme and Sunflower decorative items!

  9. I have a confession to make: sunflowers used to creep me out because their heads were so big! But I like your charming vignette with the MacKenzie-Childs vibes. Now I'm off to visit your friend's website!

  10. Amazing sunflowers!So happy!Delicious recipe,dear Kitty!

  11. Those cookies look so yummy, and I am trying to figure out if I could substitute honey for the white and brown sugars. The consistency is different, but I think I may be able to make it work! Thank you for another inspiring post, sweet friend. :) Praying for you!

  12. I just LOVE sunflowers too...I guess I really don't know anyone who doesn't...what's not to love, right? Your table and décor is perfect to usher in the next season - FALL! And those cookies sound absolutely amazing...cranberries are a favorite and enhance so many foods! Have a blessed week, sweet Kitty!

  13. So cheerful and inviting, Kitty.

  14. Todo es precioso ! Gracias por tu visita , espero tu opinión en mi última selección de vestidos , espero que te gusten ! 👗👗👗 Feliz día ! ♡♡♡

  15. Oh Kitty! Sunflower love! I have been going sunflower crazy lately, aren't they wonderful for this time of year! I am thrilled you are enjoying your coasters and so sweet of you to give me a shout out, thank you! Your cookies sound delightful for the fall season!

  16. Hi Kitty,
    Your Sunflowers are a great paring with your delicious Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, those will be amazing! Hope you are enjoying some of the nice rain that we are getting today, we sure needed the rain. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Love your food and love the sunflowers :)

    All the best Jan

    PS Happy September wishes


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