Monday, December 12, 2011

------------------ My First Cookie Swap was a Great Success -------------
I received some amazing treats and I sent a cookie i really loved and everyone of my swap-ees agreed they enjoyed them as well.
(From Top left: all cookies; pineapple, pistachio and hazelnut/chocolate. Top Right: Hazelnut/Chocolate. Bottom Left: Pistachio)
Thank you: Pineapple Cookies (Marcy Reynolds: Pistachio Shortbread (Melissa Beach: Hazelnut/Chocolate Shortbread (Elizabeth Darby)
------------------ Caramel Raisin/Pecan Oatmeal Cookies -------------
Caramel Raisin & Pecan Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup unsalted butter; soft/room-temp. 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed ---------------- 2 eggs 1-1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup caramel (See Caramel Apple post) --------------- 2 c AP Flour 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt -------------- 3 cups Oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup pecans, chopped I love these cookies!!!! Preheat oven to 375F 1. Cream butter and both sugars until smooth; beat in eggs, vanilla and caramel. 2. Combine and blend thoroughly flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Fold in oats, raisins and nuts. 3. Scoop or drop teaspoon size portions on to silpat, parchment or greased baking sheet. 4. Bake for 8-10 minutes; Makes 6 dozen cookies.
Happy Holiday
------------------ Soundtrak of the Day ------------- Rhianna - You Da One
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