Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cranberry Hooty-whaty?

Over Christmas break my friend Stacie (who is a Kindergarten teacher) got one of those fancy cookie in a jar gifts from one of her students. So she decided to share them with us when we were visiting with them and I couldn't believe how yummy they were! I think that it might have been the first time that I have actually eaten cookies from a jar but I was impressed. I decided I wanted to make some but the recipe online is for how to make the jar version. So, HERE is the recipe if you want to make them into cookie in a jar gifts. Or if you want to make them "fat girl" style like me here is what I did:

Cranberry Hootycreeks
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup plus 2 T. flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I did 1/4 cup white chocolate and 1/4 cup semisweet because I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate which the recipe calls for but they taste pretty good in this recipe; I also think it would be yummy to use those swirly white/semi sweet chocolate chips)

  1. Soften butter to room temperature
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.
  5. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  7. Cool on baking sheets or wire racks.

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1 comment:

  1. I totally forgot about those cookies! That was my first time rating jar cookies too! Haha! I'm going to make them again but tje fat girl version is the only way to go!