Looking for a fun and delicious recipe for Valentine’s Day cookies? These Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies are sure to be a hit. We bake these cookies year round and love gifting a batch to our family and friends for any holiday. Although this cookie recipe is made from scratch, they’re simple to bake. These Valentine’s Day cookies are the perfect mix of oats, flour and brown sugar with cranberries, white chocolate chips and pecans.
- 1 cup & 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extra
After gathering all of your dry ingredients, set your butter out of the fridge to soften.
Anytime I’m baking with flour, sugar and other fine dry ingredients, I like to mix them together first. Then add my chunky ingredients such as oats, pecans and chocolate chips. I believe it makes the mixture more evenly distributed.
Since brown sugar is so thick, I use my wooden spoon to spread it out and blend into the mixture.
Once all of my dry ingredients are mixed well, set your bowl to the side.
Now beat together your softened butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy. I use a handheld mixer, then mix more by hand.
Once your butter and egg are fluffy, it’s time to make the dough. Add your soft ingredients to your flour mixture. I start off with using a fork to mix the dough but end up using my hands. There is just truly no better way to make sure it is all well combined.
Tip: dough can be sticky, get your hands damp to prevent it from sticking to your hands.
Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake on 350 for roughly 10 minutes.
Your cookie dough will spread out so allow enough space between each cookie on the baking sheet. Watch your cookies in the oven until they turn a golden brown color. Don’t let the edges burn.
Cranberry Hootycreek Valentine’s Day Cookies
The Cranberry Hootycreeks are a huge hit in our home. They never last long! These cookies are perfect for date night in, giving the kids a special treat on Valentine’s Day or for a school party. You can wrap a ribbon around them, place them in a box or plastic carrying container and give as a gift. Want to change it up? Use pink or red chocolate chips instead of white.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
For more Valentine’s Day ideas, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- How to Make Rose Water by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- A Valentine’s Day Breakfast by The Guavalicious Life
- Salted Caramels by How Was Your Day?
- Valentine’s Day Krispies Treats by This Mama Loves
- Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Flavorful Delights by Day by Day in Our World
- Pom Pom Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids by Our Family World
- French Vanilla Raspberry Italian Cream Soda by Pretty Opinionated
- Epsom Salts DIY Valentine’s Candles by A Day in Motherhood
- Chocolate Honey Lip Scrub by The Socialite’s Closet
- Hugs and Kisses Valentine’s Cupcakes by Simply Southern Mom
- Printable Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt by Mom on the Side
- Box of Chocolates Cake by Kids Fun Reviewed
- Dark Chocolate Granola by Food Fun Family
- Valentine’s Day “Love Lives Here” Decorative House Craft by Sincerely Mindy
- Hand Sewn Valentine Cards by Beyond Mommying
- No Bake Choco-Date Cookies for Valentine’s Day by Mommy Snippets
- DIY Heart Stamp for Kids by Familiy Focus Blog
- DIY Peppermint Chocolate Bark Favors by A Bride on a Budget
- Day Out With Daddy Jar by Sweet Lil You
- No Sew Fringed Scarf for Him – or Her! by Style on Main
- Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar by 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom
- Valentine’s Day Oreo Hearts by Gator Mommy Reviews