White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I found this recipe online about a year ago, saved it, but now can’t remember where I found it. I’m making cookies for a sorority alum cookie exchange that’s tomorrow night. Thought I’d share the recipe. Seems yummy from my taste of the dough! I’ll post pics later. I doubled the original recipe to make approximately 5 dozen fairly large cookies.
5 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c butter, softened
2 2/3 c sugar
4 large eggs
3 c white chocolate morsels
2 (6 oz) packages of sweetened dried cranberries

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; set aside.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in white chocolate morsels and cranberries.
Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 for 10-14 mins or until lightly browned on bottom (closer to 15 in my oven). Remove to wire racks to completely cool. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

So after reading a few nesties talking up this recipe and being in the food to start cooking with pumpkin for fall, I decided to make this bread tonight to take home to Midlothian with me tomorrow. I haven’t tried it yet (well not really true, the dough was yummy!) so I’ll update with how my family liked it. Here’s the recipe for now:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 c chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix first 4 ingredients together & set aside.
Mix next 7 ingredients together with electric mixer or KA mixer.
Add the dry ingredients until just combined.
Add the chocolate chips.
Pour into well greased/buttered loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. (It took more like 65 minutes for mine). Let cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was looking for a cookie recipe to take to a Chi O recruitment alum/active event tomorrow night & for tailgating Saturday. I thought I’d go with a “basic” recipe since Jason wasn’t a huge fan of my apple/oatmeal/choc chip cookies. I found this in a coworker’s Oxford Baptist Church recipe book but it was also on the back of the semi-sweet chips I used.

2 c + 4 Tbsp four
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp water
2 eggs
12 oz chocolate chips (I used more like 6 oz b/c I’d used the other 6 oz on the cookies last week & I’m not a huge chocolate fan)

Sift together flour, baking soda & salt; set aside. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla & water. Beat until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add four mixture & mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by 1/2 spoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe on a nestie cooking blog (goodthingscated) and tried it this week for a co-workers going away party. I think they were a hit. They’re kind of different, but I thought the flavors blended well together. And as a plus they were pretty easy to make.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 small dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted & cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 large apple, peeled & diced, about 1 cup
adjust oven racks to upper & lower middle positions & heat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (I didn’t do this and think that might’ve been good b/c they stuck a little)
Whisk dry ingredients together & set aside
With electric mixer or by hand, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined.
Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined
Add dry ingredients & beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips & apple
Original directions say to do the following. I just scooped tablespoon sized chunks of dough onto the pans. “Roll scant 1/2 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball. Top dough ball with extra chocolate chips.”
Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown & outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft & puffy, about 12-15 minutes.
Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking & place on wire rack to cool.