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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

This spin off from Quaker is absolutely delicious! For an equally delicious and special treat, use dried cherries instead of cranberries.

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

3 cups oats

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1. Heat oven to 350ยบ.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add oats, chocolate and cranberries; stir well.

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to counter top to cool completely. Store tightly covered. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Frozen Lime Mint Dessert

This recipe brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. My Grandma made these every Christmas, and though the ingredients list doesn't do the recipe the justice it truly deserves, they really are fabulous. I'm going to make them this Christmas, will post a picture after I make them.

1 can (8-1/4 ounces) crushed pineapple

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple

1 box (3 ounces) lime jello

3-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup butter mints, crushed

1 carton (8ounces) whipped topping

1. In large bowl, combine both cans of pineapple, undrained, dry lime jello, marshmallows and mints. Cover and refrigerate several hours or until marshmallows begin to dissolve. Fold in whipped topping.

2. Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups. Cover and freeze 6 hours. Yield: about 2 dozen.