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Best cookies ever

July 2nd, 2010

making cookies

I really don’t find my way into the kitchen much these days. Erik has taken over meal preparation, for which I am deeply thankful. I do love to bake, but I don’t do it nearly as often as I should, or as I’d like to. I need to get back into the habit.

And what better way to get back a little of my kitchen mojo than with a quick-to-throw-together and totally delicious batch of cookies? I found this recipe on the back of a bag of Craisins. Oh, how I love Craisins–thankfully I stopped snacking on them before I had eaten them all up.

Good thing, too, because these turned out to be The. Best. Cookies. Ever.

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2/3 cup butter, softened (I actually used ghee that my friend and I made a few months back)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs (check out the different colored egg shells from my folks’ Araucanas–so pretty!)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup Craisins
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, mix well. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in Craisins and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, cool on wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Warning: It is easy to gobble all of these down in one sitting. They are that good.

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chip cookies

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  1. Nancy Foster
    July 6th, 2010 at 14:08 | #1

    What is ghee? The cookies look good. Sone one from there sent me some dried cranberries and I fell in love. I must learn how to dry them. I don’t like raisons, so did not think I would like the cranberries but they were wonderful.

  2. Nora Henry
    July 14th, 2010 at 09:04 | #2

    I baked the cookies too.. They were great, not too rich. I divided the cookie dough into thirds and froze two parts for later baking otherwise my husband Bill would have eaten all the cookies. I am serious!
    Anyway, thanks for the incentive and congrats on your newest addition. You have a beautiful family!

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