Saturday, December 5, 2009

White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a Cookie Countdown through My Recipes.com. Each day I receive an email with a link to a delicious new cookie recipe to try. The countdown began on November 1st, and you can easily click on their interactive calendar to see what recipes were sent out previously. Each recipe was originally published in a magazine, and today's recipe was orginially from Christmas with Southern Living, Oxmoor House, DECEMBER 2006. These cookies turned out to be quite delicious; although, it did take eating a few for them to really grow on me. Now that I've eaten nearly the entire batch on my own, I can confidently say that they are yummy and slightly addicting. They have a unique flavor and are relatively light and crispy. Warning: It is hard not to have a few crumbs fall while eating these.
Tale of Two Sisters and Their Kitchens | White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Click here for a Printable Recipe.

Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened (I used 1/2 c shortening + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon fiori di sicilia or orange extract (see note) (I used orange extract)
  • 1 cup uncooked regular oats
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped, divided (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup raisins or golden raisins

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Beat in egg and orange flavoring just until combined. Add flour mixture and oats; stir until blended. Stir in 1 cup white chocolate and raisins. Cover and chill dough 1 hour, if desired.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. I did not line my cookie sheets with parchment paper; I just used regular ungreased cookie sheets. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls, 3" apart, onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

After cookies have completely cooled, melt remaining 1 cup white chocolate. Spread melted chocolate over approximately half of each cookie.
Tale of Two Sisters and Their Kitchens | White Chocolate-Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
Note: Order fiori di sicilia from bakerscatalogue.com or call 800-827-6836. It's very affordable, and a small vial will perfume your kitchen for a long time.

7 comments:

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  5. Mmmm. Looks so yummy. Cant' wait to try it. Thanks!

    Just stopping by from SITS.

    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?
    www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

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  6. wohoo... I did not know you did a cooking blog... yes I make lots of treats and I everyone is always asking for the recipe... so I thought why not start a blog... of course I don't remember how to make them look all fancy so feel free to help with that! :D

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  7. Your cookies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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