Thursday, September 8, 2011

Books & Cookies...sounds like a good night to me!

After dropping Nick and his father off at dart league, his mom and I headed over to the local Borders.  We just had to check it out one last time before the doors close for good and 70-90% off was just too tempting.  Yes, I know I already have too many books and definitely too many cookbooks, but again 70-90% off!  They were practially giving the stuff away.  And for a miniscule amount of money, I added two books to my collection; one cookbook: The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table all about local food and one regular book: The Cookbook Collector (just can't get away from the topic of cookbooks now can I?).

So anyways, that was a good start to the night and when we got home we decided we wanted a little homemade dessert.  We decided on a recipe I found quite awhile ago on King Arthur Flour's website for Kids' Choice Chip and Fruit Oatmeal Cookies.  We may not really be kids, but when it comes to cookies, I think there's a little kid in all of us.  So our choice was to use white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. You can use any combination of dried fruits, chocolate chips/chunks, and/or nuts that you like, but that is what we had in the pantry and we thought they sounded good together.  And the verdict? YUM.  These cookies were so good, especially while still warm from the oven.  Definitely a keeper recipe.  The only thing we did differently was to use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat.  Usually I am substituting the other way around, but these are cookies so we decided they didn't really need to be too healthy.  Enjoy!

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