Friday, October 26, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries, Dark Chocolate, and Walnuts for Breast Cancer Awareness

I made these cookies that are full of antioxidants, which are in the dried cranberries, dark chocolate, and walnuts to help make a healthy body. There is also a Greek Yogurt topping to ramp up the protein and health benefits of these wonderful cookies  The cookies, with all  of these health benefits, are to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I have several friends that are breast cancer survivors, and I have also lost  a dear friend to breast cancer.  I am a Team Leader for the Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society, to do my part to raise awareness and raise money for cancer research. 

When I found out that some of my family friends had been diagnosed with various cancers, I felt so helpless. That is when I became a team leader for The Relay for Life to do my part to help them fight.  So this October, bake something and share it with your family and friends to spread the message and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research.  You will be glad that you did.
Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries, Dark Chocolate, and Walnuts with Yogurt Topping

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 c dried cranberries
2/3 c dark chocolate chunks or chips
1/2 c chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries, Dark Chocolate chunks, and walnuts.
Refrigerate dough for a minimum of 2 hours.

Use a cookie scoop, or drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Top with yogurt topping, when completely cooled.  Refrigerate until serving time.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Yogurt Topping

1/2 cup raspberry yogurt
1/4 powdered sugar

Combine yogurt and powdered sugar, and stir well.  Refrigerate until thickened, about 30 min.  Spoon a dollop over each cookie and refrigerate.

 I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #40
Stop by and say Hi to Brandie!


  1. A great cookie for a great cause they look amazing!

    1. Thanks, Claudia. I ahve been munching on these cookies all week.

  2. They look delicious and worthy of the cause. Good job!

    1. Pam,
      These cookies are for a great cause, and taste so good!

  3. What beautiful cookies to raise awareness my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Uru,
      Thank you! I wanted to make the cookies be pretty and taste good!

  4. This is such a great 'pink' recipe! They sound delicious, love all the antioxidants you packed in there :)

    1. Kristina,
      I loved this "pink recipe" and ramped up the antioxidants to make even more healthy.

  5. Becky, you've always been so gracious with your time and enthusiasm in the Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society organization. Three cheers for you and these delicious looking cookies!

    1. Brooks,
      Thank you! I hope that your sister is doing well.

  6. YUM! I have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies...and yours look spectacular!

  7. Great cookies! And definitely very addictive :)

    1. Medeja,
      Thank you. I love oatmeal cookies, and coulg eat them all day, to I have to hide them out of site.


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