Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I started making these cookies last year during Christmas (what better time to make cookies?) and they were a hit with everyone! The original recipe calls for dried cranberries but I've never been a fan so I substitue them with dried cherries which gives them this wonderful sweetness with every bite. I made them again last night for my brother and dad as a thank you for helping me move new furniture into my bedroom earlier this week. What better way to say thank you and show someone how much you love them than baking for them?
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
9 tbsp. butter [room temperature]
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 roughly chopped pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.
2. Measure flour, baking powder, salt, and oats into a bowl. Put butter and sugars in seperate bowl and beat together until creamy. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
3. Beat in the flour mixture, then cherries, pecans, and white chocolate chips.
4. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place them on cookie sheet and sqush down with a fork.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cookies start tinging a pale gold.

You won't regret making these. The recipe yields about 24 and we're already down to the remaining 4 cookies in our house. We have to litereally make a conscious effort to walk away from them.

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