1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tbsp grated orange peel
1 pkg (12-oz) vanilla baking chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in the vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in another bowl; add to the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, cranberries and orange peel. Stir in the vanilla chips.
Drop cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls 2-inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven, remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Yield: Approximately 6 dozen cookies.
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