Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dukie’s Blue & White Oatmeal Cookies

It is officially Project Spectrum time and the first color assignments are blue, white, and grey. I've decided to try and work the colors of Project Spectrum into things other than just knitting projects. I don't want to make this just another knititng assignment; I've got plenty of projects planned and knit alongs that I've joined that one more knitting project won't help.

So, I'm going to incorporate the color assignments into other projects and common everyday things like reading and cooking and of course I'll try and work in a little photography too.

I would guess from the title of the post and that first picture you would think that I started with the cooking part. That would be right. I've been baking cookies.

My husband's favorite cookies are oatmeal and he loves blueberries and white chocolate so I decide to combine all of these things and create the cookie recipe below. And if I get to count the tools I used, I even squeezed something grey into the project! I hope you like them as much as we do. They have quickly disappeared each time I've made them.

These cookies had an appearance last Sunday at our Superbowl gathering as Colts cookies too. They were successful there as well. I've had a couple friend's ask for the recipe, so I decided to go ahead and share it here too.

Dukie’s Blue & White Oatmeal Cookies

1 - cup unsalted butter, softened
1 - cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ - cup granulated sugar
2 - eggs
1 ½ - teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ - cups flour
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
3 - cups quick cook oats
1 - 11 oz package Ghirardelli white chocolate baking chips
2 - 3 oz packages Mariani dried blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter and sugars until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients slowly.
Stir in oats, chips, and blueberries.

Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Makes 5-6 dozen.


Bezzie said...

Oh holy guacamole! What a great idea! I've had cookies like this with cranberries--but why not blueberries! YUM!

Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

Oh yummy looking cookies! I might have to make some.

Kitchen aid mixers rock! lol

Mintyfresh said...

oh my god, those look so good. i'm ravenous now! will definitely make these soon.

Trillian42 said...

Oh, those look AWESOME! And will be totally appropriate for our circle of Penn State grad friends!

Twisted Knitter said...

Those look and sound divine!

Great Project Spectrum idea!

Zonda said...

Um...I'm hungry...can I have one? Oh that's right, they're gone by now!! I cannot wait to make them! Thanks for the recipe! :) I love your mixer! I wanted that one originally, but settled for the plain white one.

Angela said...

Yummy! I'll have to try these.


Mom said...

They look great!! I'll definately make them for grandpa. He loves oatmeal/raison, blueberries and cookies in general so I think they will be a winner. Thanks for the recipe...


Blueberries, oats and white chocolate are my three favourite biscuit ingredients too (although blueberries are usually expensive here so I rarely cook with them) - your cookies sound DELISH!

Bobbi said...

what a great idea! my mouth is watering just thinking about them!

Dipsy said...

Oh, these cookies look so totally yummy! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe - I've already printed it out and will definitely try my hands at these goodies soon!

Theresa said...

Oh those cookies look good! Love the play on the word Dukie. :)

jackie said...

those look awesome. so wait--are you actually a dukie? cause girl, we need to talk...