Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pre-Christmas Baking

While we haven't begun our Christmas baking yet, Levi and I did take some time out of our afternoon to bake some cookies. We made Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies (maybe I should give them a shorter name?). The recipe appears on bags of Craisins, but I found it in a family cookbook ('Truax Family Treasures'...for those in the Truax family.)

This cookie is quick and easy, and it's probably the second favorite cookie in our house (chocolate chip being the first). I've baked them to give to others and they're always a hit.

Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen

2/3 C. butter or margarine, softened
2/3 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 C. old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. Craisins
2/3 C. white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy, add eggs and mix well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in craisins and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Though these aren't strictly a holiday cookie, they do look festive with the red craisins and white chocolate chips. And they were a great way to get Levi and me geared up for our holiday baking.

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Oatmeal Raisin or Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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