Feast of Saint Valentine of Rome
If you noticed, I did not post in January. It was a hectic time. My grandma went into the hospital on January 1st, and got out last week. Just before she went in, she had decided to sell her house & move into an assisted living facility. So the month of January was filled with homeschooling, visits to the hospital, and packing & moving her belongings. The day we moved her furniture, the assisted living place (which is wonderful and does not look institutional in the least) served us refreshments. This included the most WONDERFUL cookies. I had to have the recipe! Imagine my dismay when they did not have one - they buy them in the dough form & bake them. Well, I found a recipe!
It is a recipe I adapted from the "Cranberry-Chip Cookie Mix" recipe that I found in Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 7. Don't pass this recipe by just because it has cranberries - I almost did & I was very pleasantly surprised at how incredibly delicious they are!
Berry Good Cookies
Cream together in a large bowl:
1 cup softened butter
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
In another bowl, combine:
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Slowly add dry ingredients to the
wet ingredients. Mix just until blended.
1 cup dried cranberries (or dried strawberries)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls unto greased baking sheets (I used parchment paper). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 6 dozen.
Note – I think next time I will cut back slightly on the white chocolate chips & walnuts.