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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

 

Oatmeal cookies.  What can I say about oatmeal cookies?  When I was younger, my mom, sister and I would make oatmeal cookies for my dad because he doesn’t eat chocolate.  My parents were coming here for Thanksgiving this year, so when I found this recipe, I decided these would be a nice holiday treat for my dad.

These were a big hit.  First of all, my husband was just excited that I was finally making him cookies.  Then, both my parents emailed me after they left, saying how much my dad was kicking himself for not sneaking a couple of cookies into a ziploc to take home with him.  I think the white chocolate chips and the cranberries added some new flavors to my dad’s oatmeal cookies!

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from Serious Eats)

2 cups old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup water

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks unsalted butter

1/2 granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips

Combine the oats and water in a small bowl, and set the mixture aside.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.  Set the flour mixture aside.

Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat.  Once the butter is melted, remove it from the heat and mix in the two sugars.  (The original recipe called for golden brown sugar, but I used dark brown sugar.  I prefer the taste of  dark brown sugar.)  Add in the egg and mix quickly to incorporate the egg into the sugar mixture.  Add the flour to the mixture and combine well.  Stir in the oats and the cranberries.  Cover the mixture and cool.

After the dough mixture has been in the fridge for about an hour, stir in the white chocolate chips.  Let the dough cool for another hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Place the dough in rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.  Bake the cookies for 13 minutes.  Cool on the cookie sheet and transfer to a wire rack.

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The Last Month

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Where has the last month gone?

To tortellini and meatballs, oatmeal-cranberry-white chocolate chip cookies, Thanksgiving, and so much more.

 

Recipes and lessons to follow!

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