Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Several years ago at our Young Women's Camp, we had an AMAZING camp cook!  Melinda ran that kitchen so well, with well planned and delicious meals.  She loved to cook, and learned how to make a reflector box oven - using a large cardboard box, lined with foil, with a thermometer stuck in the top, and a little window to peak in to check on the food being cooked.  The heat source was a propane stove in the bottom, with a metal rack above it.  Anyway - one afternoon I could smell the MOST delicious smell that came wafting through the camp - homemade cookies being baked!  Who would have guessed you could bake cookies while camping?  Needless to say, all in camp were soon drawn to the kitchen area by this wonderful smell and we all devoured the hot yummy cookies - I don't think I ever enjoyed a cookie more than that day!  This is the delicious cookie recipe she used.  It has been a favorite ever since.  Thanks Melinda!!

I thought this was a joke, but there really is "Real Margarine" and it was only $.67! 
Melinda swears by it for cookies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

2/3 c unsalted butter (she uses Real Margarine), melted and cooled a bit
1 1/2 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 TBSP honey
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 c dried cranberries
3/4 c white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine butter, brown sugar and honey.  Add egg and vanilla.  Mix well.  In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Mix cranberries and white chocolate chips into butter mixture.  Combine with flour mixture.  Mix well.  Pack dough into cookie scoop and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in center of oven for 12-15 minutes.  Do not over bake. 


Melinda said...

HA! I remember this year at camp! Thanks for the shout-out, Judy! I love these cookies, too.

TJ said...

I remember that year, too. That was an amazing oven set up! I've been wanting to make those cookies ever since.

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