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Thursday, October 22, 2015

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

We went to a potluck a while back and one of the things I brought were these cookies. I left a few at home for the family to munch on but took the majority to the potluck. It was a rainy day and we were one of the first to leave so of course I had to take my cookies with me. I guess they went over pretty well, because as we were leaving, people were asking me...."are those the cookies?" "did you make those?" "can I have a couple before you leave?". So my hopes that I would be taking some home were quickly dashed as I looked into the container and saw just a few left. We came home, I had one, IT Guy had a couple and then there was one lonely little cookie left and it was in crumbs. Right about then my mom called and asked if there were any cookies left. IT Guy told her the condition of the ONE that was left and she said, "that's okay. Save it for me." So I'm guessing these were a success. What do you think?

White Chocolate Dipped 
Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick oats
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Craisins
1 cup chopped pecans (plus a little extra for sprinkling)
1 12-ounce package white chocolate chips ~ melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, water and vanilla in a stand mixer. Cream together until smooth.

Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Beat until mixed well. Add Craisins and pecans.

Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake for 12- 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let set on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Dip half of cooled cookie into melted white chocolate, sprinkle with a little chopped pecans and allow chocolate to harden.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Let's get going! 
Let's get going!

Combine shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, water and vanilla. 
Combine shortening, brown sugar, 
granulated sugar, egg, water and vanilla.

Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda. 
Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda.

Add Craisins and pecans. 
Add Craisins and pecans.


...bake. Cool. 
...bake. Cool.

Dip cooled cookies into the melted chocolate. 
Dip cooled cookies 
into the melted chocolate.

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