Every once in a while, probably more than that really, I get super inspired to bake. Today, well this week, was one of those times. I would have baked earlier in the week had I not been so occupied. Tonight, was an oatmeal cookie baking adventure. I am also a dweeb and enjoy bringing cookies to work. Last month I made and brought with me probably close to three dozen cookies. They were all gone before 2 pm, and I put them out at 11:30. Oh my.
A few weeks ago, I had a dream, a dream that lasted the whole entire night, resulting in restless sleep, about oatmeal cookies. To be honest, I never really thought I was a fan of oatmeal cookies until this dream. I was looking at a baking blog and in it was a recipe for what she called “the tastiest basic oatmeal cookie.” Since that moment, I have been all about trying out oatmeal cookies, especially since I do not think I have ever made them on my ownish, without my sister. In my dream, I was trying all these different variations, add-ons and mix-ins. The highlights were: oatmeal raisin, oatmeal raisin with a creamcheese drizzle, oatmeal cranberry, and oatmeal cranberry with white chocolate chips.
So today, I made my dream come true, well almost. I made oatmeal cranberry and oatmeal cranberry with white chocolate chips. I found a recipe on the back of the Craisin bag for white chocolate chunk and craisin oatmeal cookies. And there was another recipe on the top of the oats container. Also I glanced at the recipe I saved from the blog that gave me sweet oatmeal cookie dreams. I kind of mixed the three together, creating my own recipe, taking bits and pieces, making it my own.
Randi's Oatmeal Craisin/ Craisin White Choco Chip Recipe
1 cup of Butter (softened)
1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1/4 ish cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/4 cups of flour
2 1/4 cups of oats
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/4 cups of craisins
white choco chips to taste
Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla till fluffy. Add the eggs, beat till smooth. Combine dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, flour, oats and cinnamon) in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture, a little bit at a time. Stir this well. Add in the craisins, and then the white choco chips. ( when I did this, I divided the dough in two after adding the craisins, and only added white choco chips to one half) Bake the cookies at 375 for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on size and how you like them. This makes three to four dozen cookies.
me making cookies...
The verdict on the homefront was... YUM! We will have to see what the people at work think tomorrow.
sweet oatmeal cookie dreams....