Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cookie Exchange

My neighborhood Bunco group had a Cookie Exchange for our last Bunco event of the year. It was a great success as far as yummy cookies go... not so much for waist lines :-) The ladies in our neighborhood sure know how to cook!!!!

These are the cookies that I made. I was going to make these, but my inlaws came in town that weekend and it was our anniversary, and I just didn't have time! These were just as good - I promise! I got the recipe from this blog which is a great blog if you haven't visited it!

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Adapted from the back of the Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries package
Makes approx. 2-1/2 dozen cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar2 large eggs
½ tsp Vanilla
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 6-ounce package sweetened dried cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips (I used 1/2 whole bag of white chocolate chips because I like chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 375°F.*
Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in sweetened dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

This is one of the recipes I got... My hubby tasted these and said they were better than mine, and his favorite so I made a batch for him! Thanks Dot!!!!
Melt Aways
1 cup butter (don't use margarine)
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
Mix with mixer until batter is formed. Roll into small balls (flour hands if necessary). Put on buttered baking sheet or parchment paper(I used my silpat sheet). Press finger to make indentation. Preheat oven to 350. Bake only until lightly brown around edges. (about 10 mins but every oven is different)
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 drops food coloring
Mix together. Put in sandwich bag. Cut small hold in the tip of a corner. Squeeze small amount into indentation. (TIP-make sure it's thick enough. If not, add extra sugar)
When it sets up, store in an air tight container.
This was my "loot".
There were the above mentioned Melt Aways, Cinnamon Chip cookies, Buckeyes, Sandies, Coconut Pecan Cookies, Pecan Nut Cups, Ginger Cookies, Chocolate Snowball Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. I'll post some of the other recipes that I got for you all if you would like.


Catherine said...

Mmm, sounds Megan!

I love the white chocolate with cranberries- so good!

Happy New Year!

Megan said...

Catherine, they really are so yummy!!!! Cranberries are so versatile :-)