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Monday, October 12, 2009

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

I have decided to start posting my recipes here from time to time. For many reasons. I once made a "homemade" cookbook for family and friends. Filled with their favorite recipes and stories that they had shared. A friend typed up all of the pages (a time before computers were so popular) and I bound them all in folders and gave them to everyone. If I were to ever make a cookbook again, I would want it filled with stories and pictures along with great recipes.....much like the stories and pictures I am putting on this blog. And isn't that what country living is all about??? Great home recipes? I have a recipe blog.....but I don't pay as much attention to it as I do my embroidery blog and this blog. I am keeping "My Country Kitchen" blog and will store the recipes there for an easy way for everyone to find a certain one. But this gives everyone who visits here a chance to catch a recipe now and then. I have been in a "cranberry mood" lately....every thing with cranberries sounds so good. I made this recipe yesterday. It is in the Oct/Nov 2009 issue of Taste Of Home magazine on page 15. These cookies are so flavorful! So here is the recipe....
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 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 6oz package dried cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
( I added 2/3 cup chopped walnuts)
Preheat oven to 375.F . Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in cranberries, white chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.( I sprinkled the tops with granulated sugar.) Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

18 comments:

Vickie said...

W.O.W. I must make those. Cranberries, oatmeal, chocolate! All my favorites. Thanks for putting this on your blog, Kathleen! These sound great - they look very holiday-ie, too!

nAncY said...

looks good

Julie Harward said...

Ok..you got me with this one...I see a lot of recipes this time of year and some I will give a try but this baby I'm making for sure! I love the cranberry and the white choc. mixed in and who doesn't like an oatmeal cookie?! Thank you so much...and I LOVE your sweet blog! Come say hi :D

Laura Frantz said...

This reminds me of Thanksgiving and that the holidays are right around the corner. Would be great to give decorative tins of these as gifts:) Bless you, Kathleen, for posts that are a feast for the eyes and the heart (and tummy)!

Nancy M. said...

I don't think I've ever had cranberries before, but the rest sure does sound good!

Mildred said...

This gets me even more in the mood for the upcoming holidays!

Flower said...

Yummmmmm! Thanks for the recipe! It so nice to have a fresh new cookie to try!!

Kelley said...

These look so good! Ü
I have seen so many recipes for Cranberry Cookies lately and I think yours looks the best, especially with white chocolate chips!
Wishing you a day filled with sweet and simple joys! ♥

Jody Blue said...

These look very fun for this harvest season! I like your idea of recipes on this blog, makes for well rounded viewing.

KathyB. said...

I have been in a cranberry mood lately too. Must be the weather. I will copy the recipe and bake these cookies too. Thank-you.

nancy huggins said...

My Daughters favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies with caramel in it so I think this recipe sounds like something she might enjoy making..Thank you very much for sharing it Kathleen:)

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Wow these sound fantastic. I can't wait to make them. Thanks for the recipe and for visiting me.

Sandy

LindaSueBuhl said...

my household loves this cookie - only difference is I put in a big glug of vanilla. Also often make this as a bar cookie - I'm too lazy to keep baking sheets of cookies! Definitely cookie weather - cold and rainy here. Fun to include recipes here your blog is always a visual delight

grammy said...

That looks so good. I need to make a dessert for Bible Study. I love dried cranberries in my salad lately...yummm

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Um, yep, I'll take some of those!! I love cranberries and isn't Taste of Home just the best??? Have a great day ~ ♥

Yours for Christ said...

Girl, I just may have to try this recipe. I don't branch out too much - now and then I try something new. I'm making friendship bread again. My husband loves it so, I don't bother to give any away!!

Blessings!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm putting this recipe on my list of new cookies to try. Thanks for posting Kathleen. I will look forward to your next recipe!

Pat

Daisy said...

Mmmm...those sound yummy, Kathleen. Thank you for sharing the recipe.