Happy Tuesday Sweet Shoppers! Erin here today to blab a little bit in your ear I am currently visiting my family up in central Wisconsin. We have had a blast doing all sorts of activities that I love to do while we are up in the Northwoods. We have made s’mores, visited a cheese factory, toured an amazing man made grotto, enjoyed a pancake breakfast at a dairy farm, visited a fish hatchery, and gone swimming. So yeah – definitely a busy few days!
While I could show you a bunch of pictures from this trip – I thought I would share a recipe. Wisconsin is definitely known for being a dairy state – but did you know that it’s largest fruit crop is cranberries? I grew up making many trips out to the marsh/cranberry bogs because my Dad’s side of the family owned their own marshes. Having fresh cranberries at Thanksgiving was something I thought everyone experienced. (I figured out that wasn’t true once I married my DH and discovered that he enjoyed canned cranberries…!) And I love craisins (dried cranberries – super yummy – I like them better then grapes). So I thought it would be fun to share a yummy cranberry recipe I haven’t actually tried it myself – but it’s on my to-do list! Here it is:
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
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
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 greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
(recipe courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.)
So that’s all I have today. As I mentioned, I plan on making these cookies once we get back home. I read some reviews that said these cookies are very festive looking with the red cranberries and white chocolate chunks…maybe serve them on a blue napkin and you have a great 4th of July treat! Let me know if you decide to make them and what you think! Have a fantastic day everyone!