Great for gift-giving or your holiday table. Dipping these chunky cookies into white chocolate adds a special holiday touch, but they're great plain, too. From "Christmas with Southern Living 2006". Enjoy!
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.
Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt, gradually adding to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cranberries, pecans and oats until blended.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Microwave white chocolate and shortening in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring once. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate, letting excess drip back into bowl. Place dipped cookies on wax paper; let stand until firm.