2/7/08

Things to try

Ever since I wrote about making that cheesecake, I have been meaning to edit the post and put up a picture of the finished product. Of course, that was a while ago, so I decided to just add a separate post and link right here for ya... don't you want to go and make your own cheesecake now? :o)
You can... the recipe is right here, just waiting for you to give it a try! If I can do it, I just know you could make your own, too.

And, while we're on the topic of things to make, I'll tell you what to do with the remainder of your white chocolate chips.

You simply must make a batch of Oatmeal Craisin White Chocolate Chip Cookies! That's what I did today. And, I tell you, they are t-a-s-t-y! I halved the recipe and made 15 cookies.
Don't they look scrumptious?
What's that?
There are only 12 cookies in the picture?
That's impossible; you must have miscounted.
I have no idea where those other 3 could have gone...

Um, so anyway, here's the recipe:

2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (I used quick-cooking)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (6 oz) pkg sweetened dried cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 375*
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well each time.
Stir in cranberries and chocolate.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
(I use Pampered Chef's medium cookie scoop and drop onto my baking stone)
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
(I baked about 9 minutes, let them sit 1 minute on the stone, and then removed them to a wire rack to finish cooling.)
Eat them all! :o)
Oh. But, make sure to save some for your family. ;o)

4 comments:

Samantha said...

Okay, now reading this post was just pure torture!:) I'm trying so hard to stay on track with our healthy eating, but I still crave the sweets. That cheesecake looks so good! My mom used to make homemade cheesecake, and it was so much better than the instant or store bought kinds. This would be a good Sunday treat for us...the only problem is that there are usually leftovers :)

Oh and I think I've tried those cookies before and you're right, they are yummy!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I can hardly wait to try those cookies. I'm drooling ...

Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Blessings,
Lea

Arlene said...

Sorry to tempt you, Samantha! But, you know what I've heard (never tried myself, though)? You could make the cheesecake and then slice, wrap, and freeze individual portions. Then, when you want some cheesecake (like, EVERY SUNDAY until it's gone, LOL!) you have some, but it's still out of sight for the most part and less of a temptation. Plus, you're less likely to say, "Well, I don't want this whole cheesecake to go bad, so I'd better eat it all. right now!" LOL

Or, you could do what I did. Bring it over to someone's home. We only brought back one or two slices, and I put one in Nathan's lunch box, and gave another to a friend/neighbor. :~)

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Lea, I do hope you and your family enjoy the cookies! I fully intend to try your potato soup sometime next week. Hey, you gave me a recipe, and now I've given you one... I guess we're even. :~)

airforcebride said...

so i tried to make these cookies today. beware, i'm not a very good baker. anyway, they definately didn't look as good as yours, and they probably didn't taste as good as yours. They did turn out alright tho and tasted pretty good. Maybe next time I'll do better. :o)