As you read this, the BOY and I are most likely sitting at Pints and Pancakes drinking some GREEN beer and celebrating St. Patty’s Day in St. Louis! Woo Hoo!
We have close friends who live on the Illinois side of the city (the same friends we partied in Las Vegas with last year), and it has been WAY TOO long since the four of us have gotten together!
We always have a ton of fun when we are together, and I’m sure St. Patty’s Day will be no different.
I knew that there was no way that I would show up in St. Louis empty handed.
So on Monday, I pulled out butter in the morning with intentions of making cookies. A quick view of the pantry confirmed that I have an overwhelming amount of peanut butter chips, white chocolate chunks, and dried fruit, including raisins.
The only thing missing was the oats, which I was able to pick up at the grocery store, and I was all set to make oatmeal raisin cookies. There are plenty of oatmeal raisin cookies out there, and I’ve made my fair share of cookies on this blog.
I went with a new to me recipe from a close friend’s blog. She has tons of incredible desserts and makes some of the prettiest cookies that I’ve seen!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are the BOY’s favorite, and I’ve met few people who can say no to a soft and sweet gooey dessert.
In honor of St. Patty’s Day, I added a little green ‘flair’ to a few of the cookies.
This recipe made more than enough cookies for me to bring into work and still have plenty to freeze for this weekend.
The warm white chocolate melts in your mouth and compliments the plump golden raisins perfectly!
This is a delicious combination!
You won’t be able to eat just one!
The BOY was excited to dive into these cookies, but I know he will be even more excited when our friends offer him homemade deer jerky this weekend!
Happy St. Patty’s Day
White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Adapted from The Sugar Coated Chef
Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients. Stir them into the butter mixture until well blended.
Add raisins and white chocolate chips. Drop by spoonful onto a lined baking sheet.
Bake about 11 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges. Cool on a wire rack before storing in an air tight container.