Tuesday, December 16, 2008

White Chip Oatmeal Craisin Cookies


As promised on yesterday's bloggy tour of my Christmas decked out home, here is one of our family's favorite Christmas cookies. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do - they are moist, flavorful and so pretty on a Christmas cookie plate. Yum!

White Chip Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 ½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp table salt
¼ tsp baking soda
2 cups quick oats
1 cup craisins
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
2 cups white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture slowly until well blended. Stir in oats, craisins, and cherries. Add white chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonful, 2 inches apart onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Yields about 6 dozen.

If you use the red and the green cherries, divide the dough in half before adding the two separate colored cherries. Hand mix the cherries in for two mini-batches. (Otherwise the dough will get muddy looking and the cookies won't be as pretty.)

1 comment:

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That sounds so good. Unfortunately, I am a dunce at oatmeal cookies, so I'm not sure mine will be good. But I might try them sometime when I get some craisins.


Thanks for sharing!