Saturday, January 22, 2011

White Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies

This is a good cookie jar and lunch box cookie. It also works well for a gift giving idea. Using a clear glass container or jar, layer the dry ingredients along with the craisins and chocolate chips. Tie the recipe onto the jar with a ribbon and you have a sweet little gift ready to deliver to a friend. All they have to supply is the butter, eggs and vanilla, then add the jar of ingredients and bake themselves fresh cookies.
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Method:
  1. Mix together butter, brown sugar and eggs until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Using 2 spoons place medium size mound onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12. Allow to rest on pan for 1 minute and then remove to cooling racks.
Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies. This recipe can easily be doubled. Cookies freeze well.


14 comments:

  1. Would love one of these delicious cookies right about now.
    Great gift idea.

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  2. This would be perfect for Valentines day gifts.

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  3. Wow I love your gift idea! I'd be super psyched to receive a REAL cookie mix :)

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  4. These sound lovely and I've got craisins & chocolate chips in the larder!

    Guess what I'll me cooking tomorrow?

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  5. what a beautiful presentation as a gift. i love the concept and they look very tasty too.

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  6. I love the combination of oatmeal, craisins and chite chocolate. I'll bake these soon.

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  7. I love these cookies. We call them Hootie Creek cookies. I believe they are a Starbucks cookie.

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  8. I've been making these for years. Everyone loves them!

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  9. these were delicious! I made them right away yesterday! Thanks!

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  10. Made these for a large crowd (tripled the recipe) and I've had numerous requests for the recipe - sending them all to your blog:)

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  11. I also made up some jars of these for Valentines (and birthday around Valentines) - very adorable! Thanks for that idea Kathy and Lovella - as a way of presenting it! Perfect-o!

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  12. can you make these without the oatmeal? i am the only one in the house that would eat them and lord knows i dont need to eat all of them! if you do omit it would you need to adjust anything else?

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  13. Brittany...good question. I have never made them without the oatmeal, but why not try to substitute the oatmeal for rise krispies....or even a mix of that and coconut. Give it a try and let me know! Happy baking.

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