Grainy Cranberry-Walnut-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grainy Cranberry-Walnut-Chocolate Chip Cookies


March 6, 2010

adapted from Lighthearted at Home, by Anne Lindsay

  • Makes: Makes 2 dozen cookies.


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup oat bran or 1/2 cup barley flour

1/4 cup wheat germ

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts


1Preheat the oven to 350F.

2In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour, oat bran, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until the batter starts to come together; add the chocolate chips, cranberries and walnuts and stir or beat on low speed just until the batter is combined.

3Drop the dough in large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment; flatten each cookie a little with your hand or the back of a fork. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just set around the edges but still soft in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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