Wednesday, November 3, 2010

International Blog Party Christmas Cookies I

I have been busy baking cookies, cookies, and more cookies at Applejack Lane for our Open House this weekend at our shop. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies, Peppermint Cookies, Christmas Tree Spritz,  Raspberry Crowns, Ginger Crisps, and Hooty Creeks are all ready for my VIP ladies. Here is my recipe for Hooty Creeks-one of my customers' favorites.

 Hooty Creeks
1 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup dried cranberries chopped
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream the sugars and butter in a bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until the eggs disappear. Next, add the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the mixture. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries, chips, and pecans. The mixture will be stiff.
Using a one-inch cookie scoop, drop on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. I tend to bake for 9 1/2 minutes for a softer cookie. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 72 cookies.

I am joining Johanna at Silber+Rosen for her International Blog Party Christmas Cookies I today.  


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yum! Your VIP's will feel very important indeed!

Johanna said...

Hi Joan,
thank you so much for joining my party. Your cookies look so delicious. Cranberries and white chocolate - just to hear it makes my mouth watering. I will try to make them. I wish you a very nice weekend and I am sure your guests love your cookies.
Greetings, Johanna

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Joan Sweetie...
Oh my gosh could I ever smell the cookies bakin this morning. Love that smell of home baked goodness. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful recipe. I will definitely be making some Hooty Creeks for the holidays. The kids and grands will love them. Good for them too. I love baking with cranberries, and ofcourse my folks have pecan trees so I always have bags of pecans in the freezer. Love the pecans in my cookies.

Hope you have a beautiful day sweetie, and sure wish I could be there for the open-house. I will be sending well wishes from Arizona to you though.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your open house sounds like a great time! Wouldn't mind one of these and a cup of coffee right now:@)

La said...

These look delicious! I'll bet the sweetness of the chips with the tartness of the cranberries make for a delightful treat for your mouth.

I wish I was close enough to come to your open house! La

Natasha said...

Oh wow, I can't wait to make these-what a fun name for a cookie!

I wish I could sample some of your White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies too!

Best wishes,

Regina said...

hi joan,
your cookies looks very delcious.
i will try to make them.
have a nice weekend,
greetings from germany,regina

Leann said...

Hooty Cookies - just the name is great! And they look fab my friend.

Good Luck with the open house!


Paula said...

Can you believe that it is already open house season??? Your customers are sure to love these.


I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You :-)


Americana Lady said...

Joan, these look so good! I like the combination of flavors. I wish I was one of your VIP's. Can I share this link on my Facebook page? Thankful for my blogging Friend, Joan

Mary said...

These look delicious, but I'd love to know how they got their name. It's a hoot. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary