Thursday, December 6, 2012
I know that my posts have been few and far in between but I have a legit reason for being so sporadic with my posting. I am 7 months pregnant with our first child who we affectionately call baby boy Forester. And with being pregnant, I have proven to be my mother's daughter and have had nausea my entire pregnancy and while being pregnant the universe has played a cruel joke on me. Usually, I love to eat anything sweet and baked and would take dessert over dinner, well not since being pregnant. Sugar makes me ill and the mere thought of it turns me off....I have often told my husband that I feel like my taste buds have betrayed me. So hence the reason you have not seen me bake posting as much about my baking adventures.
With that said I am determined to not let my crazy taste buds get in the way of this Christmas season and doing all the baking I so love. And this recipe happens to be one of my favorite festive cookies. I love the combination of brown sugar, oat meal, white chocolate and tart craisins. And it is one of those recipes where everyone has had them at some point but is not sure where to get the recipe. These have a light creamy taste with a twist of tart from the dried cranberries, soooo very good.
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 5-ounce package Ocean Spray Craisins Original Dried Cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
Start off by preheating oven to 375ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Next add eggs one at a time, mixing well. In a separate mixing bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Then add dry ingredients to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition, but being sure to not over mix. Lastly, stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.
Using the line cookie sheet, drop the cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown (my cookies took only 9 mins to bake, but it completely depends on your oven). Once done baking, remove from oven and cool on wire rack. This recipes make about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
This is the perfect cookie recipe for a cookie platter or an easy cookie to whip up on short notice. It seriously such a tasty and easy cookie to make, plus the dried cranberries add a festive twist to this yummy cookie. So get in the kitchen and start baking, you will not be disappointed.
Happy Christmas Baking!