Monday, December 12, 2016
All these lovely ladies keep showing up and bringing loads of bags and boxes full of scrapbook, crafting, and quilting supplies. Sometimes they just bring a book to read. One lady sat in the big comfy chair in the living room and spent the whole day knitting! Quite a few of these ladies come over to the fence to take my picture, I'm very photogenic. There are paintings of me hanging in Welcome Home Retreat. Of course my sisters are always "horning" in on my photos.
I suppose that I should tell you a little bit about Welcome Home Retreat. It is a wonderful place for ladies to scrapbook, quilt, craft, or just relax. Sheila Strickland is the owner and visionary for this beautiful place.
|Don and Jackie Reynolds|
Today I'm going to share a couple of recipes. First Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies. Jackie baked these for the Christmas Day Crop and everyone loved them! Easy to make and so YUMMY.
Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350
3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup organic sugar
2 cups organic unbleached flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips
In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until combined. In another bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and beat at low to medium speed until dough forms a soft ball. Add dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Mix them in by hand. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll tablespoon sized balls of dough and place about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies
The other recipe I want to share with you is the Ranch and Bacon Cheeseball that Don made for the Ladies to snack on as they worked on their projects.
2 8oz packages cream cheese softened
1 package dry Ranch Dressing
1 cup Colby Jack cheese shredded
3oz cooked bacon finely chopped
Use a mixer to slightly whip the cream cheese. Add the Ranch dressing and mix thoroughly. Fold in shredded cheese. Form mixture into a ball and roll in chopped bacon. Wrap cheeseball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Serve with crackers.
You may substitute Cheddar or a Cheddar mix for the Colby Jack
Chopped nuts can be substituted for the bacon
I hope you try the recipes. Let me know what you think of them. I hope to see you at Welcome Home Retreat, maybe we'll take a selfie. Time to be moooving on, until next time and more Tales from Cookie Dough!