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“these are stupid good”

since july is coming to an end, i’m considering this post to be a little christmas in july. but, the only thing that would even qualify this as a christmas recipe is the fact that there are dried cranberries in these cookies and as i was making them last night i thought that these would make a great addition to my thanksgiving/christmas holiday dessert playlist! so, thank you ryan, our newest team member at work, for the suggestion of this brilliant little cookie. who knew i’d be into such a zesty morsel. but, i guess you never really know until you try!


1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 T grated orange zest

1 teaspoon orange extract

1.5 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

11.5 oz. bag of white chocolate chips

preheat your oven to 350 degrees. baking time is 10-12 minutes or until golden.

let’s get this zesty party started! in your mixer’s bowl blend together softened butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. add your eggs one at a time mixing well in between. follow that up with the extracts and the zest mixing until well blended. add your flour and baking soda, again blending together well. follow that up with the oats and the chocolate chips. i really just threw in the entire bag of chips, because let’s be honest what’s the fun in not doing that.

place dough in dollops (hehe) on your cookie sheets, well spaced out and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden @ 350 degrees. once baked, set them out for two minutes to cool before carefully placing them on wire cooling racks. and that’s it. quick, simple and quite possibly life changing. i’m just saying!

happy friday



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who doesn’t love an oatmeal cream pie? when ever i think of them, i can’t help but remember that scene from ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ where the kids are lost in the backyard and spot a GIANT oatmeal cream pie. i always thought that would be the most amazing thing as a kid, a giant sized snack cake. all of that cream filling. sigh. delicious. so, this post is an ode to childhood, when you could eat what ever you wanted without any regret.

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

cream filling
2 teaspoons very hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

first things first. preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

in your mixing bowl, beat your butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy, then add your egg and the vanilla to the mix and blend together. add all dry ingredients, except for the oats and stir. once mixed together well, add the oats and mix some more. you’re almost there. :)

i used a tablespoon to mold my cookie to make them  consistent in size. however, they didn’t spread out or flatten the slightest bit while in the oven. i was a bit disappointed. i suggest you do the same, but flatten them with a  wooden spoon once you place them on the cookie sheet. unless you want them to look like hamburger buns, but i’ll let you make that call. so, spoon these out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. once baked, let them cool completely on wire racks.

in a very small bowl, dissolve the salt in hot water stirring constantly and until cooled. in your electric mixer’s bowl, combine marshmallow cream, shortening, vanilla and powdered sugar. mix until creamy. once fluffy add salt water and mix.

now for the best part. spread your filling onto the underside of one cookie and smoosh it together with another cookie. and there you have it, your very own mini oatmeal cream pies!

enjoy and have a wonderful week!


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