Today is the first true fall-like day and there’s nothing I love more than a quiet Sunday with the windows open, football on the television (I don’t watch it, I just love the sound), wearing a sweater, and baking. Today I created a new recipe and it turned out great! My husband loves oatmeal cookies and while I was mulling over baking up a batch, I realized I had no raisins. I did, however, have Craisins and white chocolate chips! The result of all this is a bit of editing from a recipe I found online. Here’s the deets:
White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup Craisins
2 tsp. good vanilla extract (try not to use vanilla flavoring, like, never)
1 cup of real butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups all purpose (unbleached) flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 package premium white chocolate chips
The first step is important, so plan to start this an hour prior to baking. Add the vanilla and Craisins to the 3 well beaten eggs. Stir well and let it sit on the counter for an hour. It will look like this:
After the time is up, preheat your oven to 35o degrees. Cream the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Add the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and continue to mix well, slowly, as the batter will be very stiff. Add the egg mixture and blend well, again on low. Stir in the oatmeal, white chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Mix well by hand.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in hot oven for about 12-14 minutes, checking frequently to prevent over browning. Remove from pan immediately and cool on a wire baking rack. These stick after a very short time on the baking sheet, so move quickly. The house smelled DIVINE, all during the game!
Now, my husband loves a crispy cookie and my oven is a little wacky, so I baked mine for 12-15 minutes, but that might be too brown for some. These soft, delicious cookies were a big hit with my husband and a couple of cute grands who’ve been running under my feet all day. I hope you enjoy them!