Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oatmeal + Dried Cranberries+ White Chocolate=Bliss

Yesterday was a very stressful day for me. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10, the highest, my stress level was a 10. I was so stressed out that I prayed, worked on the problem, cried and slept right after I addressed the problem. My energy was zapped and I woke up hungry.
This morning's stress level reached 5 on my stress-o-meter. Not bad. I was able to watch a movie on dvd, do the laundry, and bake some cookies.

For the longest time, I've been working on a cranberry white chocolate recipe. I love dried cranberries. I thought it would go well with white chocolate. The sweetness of the white chocolate marrying with the tangy dried cranberries. I added oatmeal to make it more chunky.

This recipe is still a work in progress. I can't believe I'm saying this but don't go loco with the white chocolate or else the chocolate will overpower the cranberries and you'll end up with very sweet cookies. Please resist the urge to double the amount of chocolate called for.

( cookie dough on a sheet pan)

(cooling the cookies on a rack)


Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries and chunks of White Chocolate

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
6 0z bag dried cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a separate bowl, sift together salt, baking soda and flour. Add oatmeal.
Add the dried ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
Add the cranberries and white chocolate chunks. Stir just until well blended. Stir with a wooden spoon. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.


Jenn said...

Looks very delicious. Those cookies would bring down any stress level.

bébé de sucre said...

@Jenn : so true. Chocolate has calming properties *lol*. thanks for dropping by :)

Coconut Girl Connie said...

yum! thank you for the recipe. I am glad you overcame your stressful situation..praying always helps and so do cookies!

bébé de sucre said...

@Coconut Girl Connie: thanks. prayers can do wonders. really helps a lot. :)