Now that it’s November, I think it’s acceptable to start talking Christmas and I’m very excited to be sharing my first treat of the season.
My dad loves White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies so when I came across a recipe in one of my favorite baking cookbooks, I knew it would be a great cookie to adapt and share with you all for your Christmas baking (and take to my parents so that I wouldn’t eat them all).
The original recipe called for cranberries and raisins but I decided to change it up a bit and use craisins instead. The thing that really jumped out at me with this recipe is the use of orange zest. I knew it would be amazing with the tart craisins and it totally is. I love the texture of the oatmeal and the sweet, creaminess of the white chocolate too. They are basically perfect for Christmas. You have to make them, mmkay?
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups craisins
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest
- 1 pkg. (12 oz.) white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl then add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, craisins, orange zest and white chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.