Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall is acting strange... Let's bake some cookies!

Fall is my favorite season. Although this fall has been super strange with the thunder, snow, and rain all in the same day... I still love it. I enjoy  watching  as the leaves transform, baking goodies that involve apples and pumpkin, and generally just getting back to cooking all the things my apartment is too toasty to make during the warm summer months.
Linking my leaf with Flowers on Saturday!
This week, I baked some delicious white chocolate, cranberry, oatmeal cookies. I was super excited to bake them as I was able to try out my new vanilla beans! One word, YUM!  If you'd like a new recipe to add to your baking repertoire, read on!

Yummy White Chocolate, Cranberry, Oatmeal Cookies...

What you'll need: 

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup apple butter
1 vanilla bean pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups rolled oats  
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup white chocolate morsels


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Line your cookie sheet with foil
  • whisk  the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  • Beat the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar,egg, apple butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients, oatmeal and then add cranberries and white chocolate morsels
 Make sure all  dry ingredients become moistened.
  • Take a spoon and scoop batter out , drop onto your cookie sheet. Lightly flatten top with back of spoon. (Do not smoosh them, just lightly press.) 
  • Bake until golden brown. About 10 minutes. 
  • Cool.

The cookies stay nice and chewy!

TIP: To keep cookies moist, add a slice of bread to the bottom of your cookie jar/air tight container. My mama taught me that one! heheheh.

That's my 2 cents!


  1. Great pictures you show.
    I love autumn.
    Cookies look really delicious.
    Wishing you a good weekend.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

  2. I have to try to make these cookies, the only thing I nevere heard about apple butter, I have to see if I can find it in the food stores here :)

  3. Double yum! I would probably add some chopped walnuts. But then again, I'd be 200 lbs by the time I finished eating them. LOL!!!

  4. Yum!!! need to try recipe.When making these and some one asks me why I'm pinching the dough I will say that I am checking to make sure it is not poisoned.Yumm!

  5. Ha! Thanks ladies. @ Ewa, if you can't find apple butter, applesauce would be fine.

    Lol@ Tiana! Nuts would probably be delicious!

    @ Hanna, thank you for your kind words!

  6. Yummy! Love to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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