Recipe Friday: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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Here is a great quick holiday recipe. I love oatmeal cookies but I never really cared for raisins in  oatmeal cookies, so most of the time I would leave them out. Then I stumbled across this recipe while searching the internet and instead of using raisins they used cranberries. So I decided to bake them and I thought they were amazing. They are not overly sweet but sweet enough to enjoy with a cup or coffee or tea.

 

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the oats. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.  Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or up to overnight (the dough can also be pre-scooped and frozen for future use).
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a couple sheet pans with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop the heaping tablespoon sized portions of the dough onto the lined sheet pans, spacing them about 1 1/2-inches apart.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let them cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Friday – Pecan Sandies

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Hi all!! Hope your week has been amazing!! Here is a good sweet recipe that I tried and everyone enjoyed it. It’s good with coffee, tea or just by themselves. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

 

 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, vegetable oil, 1 cup white sugar and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Mix in the pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in remaining white sugar.
  6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Recipe Friday – Avocado Fries

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Good Morning All!! If you like avocados here is a great recipe for them. I usually fry mine but then I found this recipe to bake them. It is a healthier version of an amazing treat. Enjoy!!

 

 

Baked Avocado Fries

Makes 2 to 4 servings

What You Need

Ingredients

  • 2 firm avocados
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups panko or regular breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.
  2. Prepare the ingredients for the breaded coating in 3 separate wide, shallow bowls.
  3. Whisk the flour, salt, and pepper in the first bowl, beat the eggs or place the aquafaba in the second bowl, and place the breadcrumbs in the third bowl.
  4. Arrange the bowls in an assembly line: flour mixture, eggs or aquafaba, then breadcrumbs.
  5. Place a baking sheet next to the bowl of breadcrumbs.
  6. Use a chef’s knife to halve the avocados, cutting from the stem end to the base.
  7. Remove and discard the pits. Cut each half into 6 (1/2-inch-wide) slices, and remove and discard the skin.
  8.  Working with 1 avocado slice at a time, coat in flour, then egg, and finally breadcrumbs.
  9. Start with coating it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  10. Dip the flour-coated avocado slice in egg, making sure the egg completely coats the slice.
  11.  Roll the avocado slice in the breadcrumbs. Make sure it is fully covered and well-coated.
  12.  Place the breaded avocado slice on the baking sheet.
  13. Repeat the process with all the slices, spacing them about 1-inch apart on the baking sheet.
  14. Spray the avocado fries with cooking spray.
  15. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until the fries are golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  16. Remove the baking sheet from the oven halfway through cooking and flip each avocado fry over with a flat spatula or tongs to ensure it cooks and browns evenly.
  17. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes before serving.