26 February 2011

oatmeal white chocolate chip craisin cookies

i feel like a pioneer on the plains when i eat these. even though i am well aware that the pioneers did not cook with luxuries like cranberries or white chocolate. still, they are simply sweet. anything that calls for old-fashioned oats (and only brown sugar) seems wholesome to me. my little family loved them.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies
taken from the back of my ocean spray craisins package

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 cup or 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® (dried cherries work too!)
2/3 cup white chocolate chips (use quality brand, i like Guittard.)

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. (Watch them close, my cookies were done at only 8 minutes.) Cool on wire rack. Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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Debbie B. said...

Love the photo :). I am pretty sure those cookies have every single thing I love in them! So delicious looking :).

debby said...

i had to laugh when you said that you felt like a pioneer when you eat these. we have a recipe similar to this (white chocolate chips, oats, brown sugar), that are called cowboy cookies. i'm not sure how they got the name, but it always seemed appropriate.

lesa said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Dear Marta,
I'm your favorite follower. Please send me a cookie. They look delic!

[eeny] said...

Mhh they sound and look yummy.
And I just happen to have a bag of dried cranberries which I didn't know how to use until now. Perfect!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hannah said...

My little sister makes a recipe similar to these. They are on of my favs. Too bad the activity girls don't appreciate a little variation in their treat diet. (I work with the AGs too. Such a fun place to be.)

Unknown said...

WOW! These look great, I've been looking for something to do with my Sunday afternoon... xxxx

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I am baking them right now. The first batch is cooling. I ate one. MMM! It's sneauxing here on the west coast of Canada (which is almost never does!) so I'm baking. Thanks for the fab recipe! I think as soon as my husband gets back from walking the dog, he's going to love a handful of them!

Lisa said...

Yum, your cookies look chock full of goodness in every bite. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog until tomorrow night and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

black tag diaries said...

will definitely be trying these... they look delicious!

summer said...

OH yum. marta these look so perfect! i love the photo and your awesome napkin. and i LOVE brown sugar and old-fashioned oats!! sometimes those back-of-the-package recipes are the absolute keepers.

{amy k.} said...

ohhhh yum!!! i love these cookies. i really want to go make some now!

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