Monday, December 7, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

This past Saturday, I had a party at my house (more on that in a few days on the review blog -- keep an eye out there for all sorts of great stuff). And having a party means lots of cooking, of course.

I wanted to do some fun things that were easy to make and tasted good but were also sort of healthy. And I wanted to do some playing around with recipes I hadn't used much before. Needless to say, I have a few recipes to share with you over the next few weeks -- and many of them are perfect for holiday entertaining!

First up was the party favorite (other than the apple crisp, but I've already shared that recipe!), my cranberry oatmeal spice cookies. That sounds weird, doesn't it? They actually taste great though, and I think I need to come up with a fancier name. Ten points to whoever comes up with my favorite name for these.

Cranberry Oatmeal Spice Cookies

1 c butter, unsalted
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/8-1/4 t allspice
3 c rolled oats
2 c dried cranberries (or so -- I don't measure these things!)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the softened butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well before and after each addition, then add the vanilla. Add the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and mix well. Add the flour, stirring by hand until mostly mixed, then adding the oats and cranberries. Mix by hand until just combined.

Drop onto a cookie sheet with sil pat or parchment paper. Bake ten to twelve minutes or until lightly brown. Then be sure you hide them from your husband and kids, or there will soon be none left!

Check out this and more at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Blessed With Grace!



Swishy December 7, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

I can't believe you had a party and I wasn't invited! :) Those look delish!

Tami December 8, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

Croat Spice Cookies ?????

(sounds too much like croak and I think of a frog) LOL

jo@blog-diggidy December 8, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

mmmmm...these look divine and sound pretty simple to make!! thnx!

septembermom December 8, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

Any cookie recipe goes to the top of my list! Thanks!

Stephanie December 8, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

Oh I think those sound delish..especially with a mug of hot herbal tea!

Cookie December 8, 2009 at 3:46 PM  

Yummy!@ I love trying new cookie recipes. I loveeee Cookieeees :)

Brenda December 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

These are nice and colorful for this time of year :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace December 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM  

Those sound great!

SnoWhite December 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

wow - these sound great!

Michelle December 8, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

Swishy - Well ya know, if you would just have taken a job near Manic, I WOULD have invited you ;)

t.t. millers - Yeah... and scroat doesn't help. I'm stuck on the name.

jsprik - Ohhh they're good. I got a lot of requests for these. And totally simple. Hey, I can even pretend they're a little healthy with the cranberry and oatmeal, right?

Kelly - What? They beat out my scones? I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you. How did they turn out?

Stephanie - Ooo, you're so right on the tea. It would complement the nutmeg and allspice perfectly!

Cookie - Really? This comes as such a surprise to me.

Brenda - I know! Don't you love the red?

Lisa - They ARE great :) To the point that I actually haven't shared with my husband or wee ones yet. Shhh.

SnoWhite - Yep and unique, too, so I know I won't end up having the same cookie as 18 other people!

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