Thursday, May 03, 2007

*Excellent* Cookie Recipe & SAHM get a 3% raise!

Mornin' everyone! Loved this article from YAHOO - looks like SAHM's have gotten a 3% raise this year! I'd like the $138,095 put in my bank account... what about you?

I have to share this yummy recipe before the craziness of the day sets in:

It's from this month's COOKING LIGHT magazine - you can substitute Craisins or Dried Cherries if, like me, you can't find dried strawberries. Note: double the recipe - if you make one batch they'll be gone before you know it!

White Chocolate, Strawberry, and Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)
1 cup regular oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried strawberries
1/3 cup premium white chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended. Add strawberries and chips; beat at low speed just until blended.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; cool on pan 1 minute. Remove cookies from pan; cool completely on wire racks.

Yield: 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

CALORIES 98(30% from fat); FAT 3.3g (sat 2.1g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 1.2g; CHOLESTEROL 14mg; CALCIUM 11mg; SODIUM 73mg; FIBER 0.6g; IRON 0.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 16g


Beebee Mod™ said...

I am salivating right now. Those look yummy. Will have to try them.

Allyson Hill said...

Oh thank you for the recipe! I've recently discovered that Micah likes oatmeal cookies so I'll give this a try, but with regular chocolate chips and dried cherries. MMMMmmmm