Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookie Bites

Soft, chewy cookie bites, the perfect size for your cookie exchange boxes.


1/2 cup shortening


1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup uncooked oats, not instant

1/2 cup dried cranberries, found in dried fruit section of supermarket

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

In a large bowl beat together shortening, honey, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat about 2 minutes until mixture is well combined. Stir in oats, dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown, do not overcook.
Remove to rack to cool.

Yields: approximately 34 cookies