A Retreat From The Crazy

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


  1. Shana says

    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)

  2. lace says

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

  3. Natalie says

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

  4. says

    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.
    Nicole {at} Modern Style Mama´s last blog post ..Cheesy Potato Soup…Healthy Recipe Makeover


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