In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and both sugars until smooth.
110 g Butter, 75 g granulated sugar, 75 g Light brown sugar
Add the vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract, 1 Egg
Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined.
120 g plain flour, 0.5 teaspoon baking soda, 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon, 1 pinch Sea salt
Add the oats, cranberries and white chocolate chips. Mix once again and then use your hands to form a large dough ball.
160 g Rolled oats, 80 g Dried cranberries, 100 g White chocolate chips
Divide into twelve equal pieces and roll into balls. Put onto a lined baking tray and using the palm of your hand, gently press to flatten the balls.
Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature before using them in the mixture. This will make sure you have an even distribution in the dough, rather than chunks of butter.
Don't use instant oats in this recipe as they will just fall apart in the mixture when cooking and you won't have any of the oat texture. This is because instant oats are already partly cooked. You want to use rolled (old fashioned) oats.
If you want to add something a little special to these cookies, add a tiny splash or rum or brandy. It adds a real depth of flavour and adds to the Christmas vibes too.
Make sure you don't over mix the dough when you are stirring all the ingredients in. You want to make sure that everything has just come together. This is so the cookies don't become tough when cooked.
If you want to avoid the cookies spreading too much, then put the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes before rolling in to balls.
If you don't have any baking paper to line your baking tray, then you can lightly grease it with some vegetable oil or butter.
Make sure to leave enough space between the cookies to allow for spreading during baking - about 5cm/2in is enough.
Dust the cookies with some icing sugar before serving to give them more of a Christmas look.
Make sure to cool them completely before serving. You need to cool them for 5 minutes on the baking tray and then cool them completely on a wire rack.
Add a little something extra to these cookies by drizzling them with melted chocolate.