DLPK, a reader, real-life recipe user, and fellow food blogger, wrote in to say she tried my Cranberry Crunch Cookies. (Have I mentioned this is an award-winning recipe? Of course I have...like a thousand times already! But I can't help but reiterating it. ☺) Here's what DPLK had to say:
Hi Oatmeal Cookie Guy! I found your blog recently and have to say it is hands down one of my favorite blogs. Your recipes are awesome. I made the Cranberry Crunch Cookies yesterday and they smelled and tasted so delicious. I'm feeding a crowd with them today, I am sure there will be more rave reviews to come =)
I probably didn't do your cookies justice since I decided to "revive" dried out brown sugar with old-fashioned water and the palms of my hands rather than the handy piece of fruit in a bag or microwave tricks (should have internet searched that one, oops). So it was a little wet, but I chilled the dough and increased the cooking time a bit, and they still came out with the sugar crunch on the outside and chewy soft insides.
Thanks for being a baking inspiration--I'll definitely be testing more of your recipes in the future!
Thanks, DLPK! I'm so glad you liked these. I can't wait to hear how other cookies come out for you. I've tried the microwave trick to soften rock-hard brown sugar. It'll work in a pinch. :-)