A Retreat From The Crazy

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 5, 2012

These past several days have been rough… My headaches are back in full force, Timmy has bronchitis, and Ben has a stomach bug and was awake and vomiting violently for several hours last night. Miraculously I was blessed with a bit of quiet time this afternoon and, while I have laundry to fold and dishes to wash, I felt the sudden urge to bake. Baking is therapeutic for me, in a way, I suppose.

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are some of my all-time favorite, both to bake and nosh, so naturally a batch of these tasty treats was just what I needed. I am now sitting with a few cookies, along with a cup of hot Tension Tamer tea, relishing the little break in the midst of the crazy.

How do YOU retreat from the crazy?



2/3 cup butter, 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
1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chunks or chips


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter 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 sweetened dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

BrineS March 20, 2008 at 12:58 am

Mmmmmmmmm! Yummy cookies! Thanks for the recipe!


Adventures In Babywearing March 20, 2008 at 2:57 am

Oh my gosh- I WANT SOME!



Misty March 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

those look great!!!

so many parties, but I really want a cup of tea! :)


Tara March 20, 2008 at 3:21 pm

mmm…thanks for the party!


Shana March 20, 2008 at 5:30 pm

HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks to you and the other three mommies for putting together such fun contests. And those cookies look great! I am having fun collecting all of these great recipes. Now to find the time to try them all out…lol!!! :o)


lace March 20, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Oh wow! Those cookies sound wonderful. I would go for a glass of milk over tea with those cookies.


Natalie March 20, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I want to win some of those cookies! yummy! thanks for the great party! i like the daily activities…


nor_lou March 20, 2008 at 10:15 pm

we might make these instead of the scones we planned tomorrow!!


Alexis Jacobs March 24, 2008 at 7:42 am

These look amazing… A must have for my cookie list. Thanks!!


Joyce February 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I love baking, but don’t do it as much as I want to. I like to retreat by reading a good book, or blogging. =p
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Marrifele February 7, 2012 at 1:56 am

I want to try this kind of recipe and for sure, this is really yummy!
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Nicole {at} Modern Style Mama February 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

Slightly healthy and a lot of sweet! You are a girl after my own heart! Baking is therapeutic for me…could not have said it better. I will be baking these ASAP. Thanks mama!
A warm bath or massage would really be my optimal retreat but they are few and far between. I love to cook and/or bake with a glass of wine. It’s fun and relaxing.
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Lara February 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

YUMMY! Thanks for sharing! (I am sorry about your headaches… :( (((hugs)))
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MarryAnnh February 15, 2012 at 7:53 am

Looks really yummy cookies!!
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