Saturday, December 22, 2007

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Oh Lawdy have mercy!! These may be the best cookies I have ever put in my mouth! The combination of the white chocolate chips and the cranberries...mixed with the oatmeal and cinnamon....pure heaven. This dough was extremely firm....but well worth the effort. Thank you "lilcrablegs" on the nest for sharing this great recipe!

3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temp.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups oatmeal (not quick oats)
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, dried cranberries, and vanilla and let stand for 1 hour, covered with plastic wrap.

Cream together butter and sugars. Add flour, salt, cinnamon, and soda to sugar mixture. Mix well. Blend in egg-cranberry mixture and oatmeal. Dough will be stiff. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet or roll in small balls and flatten slightly on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are some of the best cookies ever! Even the name just sounds like something I could fall in love with. This recipe was shared with me by FutureMrsWagner on the nest. They are just the perfect chocolate cookie....a little crunchy on the outside...but chewy on the inside!

1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temp.
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 2/3 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir into mixture until completely combined. Fold in white chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 min. Let set for 5 min. then transfer to wire rack to cool completely!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Butterscotch Haystacks!

These are one of my favorite Christmas treats. My Mom would make these for my little brother and I every year. I just love butterscotch and the mini marshmallows make them even better :)

2 cups butterscotch chips
1cup peanut butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
4 cups chow mein noodles

In a large bowl melt butterscotch chips in microwave. When melted mix in peanut butter. Then add marshmallows and noodles. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Allow to set (about an hour at room temp.). Store any leftovers in refrigerator!!