welcome fall - oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies

Well, it's here. My favorite time of the year. I know everyone loooooves fall. There are pumpkin spice lattes everywhere, boots and sweaters to be worn, and 69 different products with pumpkin in them at Trader Joe's (trust me, I asked). But I really love fall. I was born in the fall, got married in the fall, and will forever be in love with the fall.

This weekend I went up to Sundance with a group of ladies for a baby shower for a friend of ours. It was so beautiful. We were up there a couple weeks ago with my parents and everything was still so green. It's amazing how much can change so quickly. This time the aspens were golden and the scrub brush was a soft shade of orange. We rode the chairlift up the mountain and took in everything around us. It finally felt like fall was here.

So, what better way to celebrate than with cookies. I know, I know... How can you celebrate fall with a cookie that contains absolutely no pumpkin? Trust me, it's possible. My dad used to make these all the time for us and they are so tasty. Just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. I hope you enjoy!

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

you're gonna need...
1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons of butter, softend
3/4 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of dry oats
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until creamy and then add the eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the wet mixture and combine. Add oats, cranberries, and white chocolate chips and mix.

Drop about a tablespoon of the dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for a minute on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack.

Should make about two dozen cookies.