Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies {a recipe}

oatmeal white chocolate cookies

Here in the mid-Atlantic, we’ve had a LOT of snow to deal with over the last few days…these cookies, along with lots of books, Netflix and hot cocoa, are near the top of the list of things that made it all bearable. 

oatmeal white chocolate cookie recipe

I love the texture and taste of oatmeal cookies…and with the addition of white chocolate, cranberries and pistachios, these cookies are amazing! I used Ghirardelli chocolate (my favorite), and dried cranberries with as little added sugar as possible.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  2. 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  3. 2 Sticks Butter, Melted
  4. 2 Eggs
  5. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract or 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  6. 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  7. 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  8. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  9. 3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  10. 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
  11. 1/2 Cup Shelled Pistachios
  12. 1/2 Cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla, mixing until just combined.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In batches, add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
  5. Carefully fold in the oatmeal, cranberries, pistachios, and white chocolate chips.
  6. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 an hour to overnight.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Let cool.
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If you like your cookies thick and chewy, the secret is to chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator before baking. I’m sure there’s all kinds of complicated science behind this, and I don’t pretend to understand it, I just know it works. Even 1/2 hour is enough to do the trick. If you prefer flatter, crisper cookies, go ahead and bake as soon as the dough is ready.

cookie recipe

oatmeal cookies

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living room updates

burlap+blue home

Looking back over my home tour page, I’m amazed at how much things have changed over the last year or so. We’ve recently made some big changes in our living room, and I’m excited to share some new images today…

living room

home tour

After many wonderful years, it was time to say good-bye to my stenciled china cabinet. It’ll always have a special place in my heart, but we needed something with a bit more storage space. Fortunately, I found a sweet girl, who also happens to be a blog reader, who was so excited to welcome it into her home. She even sent me pictures of a couple of days later, and I loved seeing how much she loves it.

living room

lidded baskets

We replaced it with this Ballard Designs sideboard, added a few baskets, and this armchair which we found for a steal from Wayfair.

pottery barn pillow

The pillow is from Pottery Barn, and the teal throw is a Target find. I love both, but, if you look closely, you can see how two kids can wreak havoc on anything with pom poms attached…

pottery barn pillow

My kids gravitate towards all pillows and throws, so I should’ve known better.

home tour

burlap+blue room

blogger home tour

We have a half wall separating our kitchen from our living room where we put a console table filled with baskets (naturally), books, and other odds and ends.

blogger home tour

living room

blogger home tour

I’ll do a post soon on some of my favorite design/inspirational books, but here’s three in case you just can’t wait :)

Thanks for reading!


    

watercolor doily garland {a tutorial}

watercolor garland

watercolor garland

This was one of those easy (30 minutes!) craft projects where I was able to create something fun using items I already had on hand (YAY!) This watercolor doily garland consists of painted doilies strung together on bakers twine. Keep reading to see how to make it!

Materials:

  • Watercolors
  • White Doilies
  • Bakers Twine (mine is from The Twinery)

doily garland

Step 1: Using your watercolors, paint your doilies. I concentrated the color on one half of each doily, and then just used water to fade the color over the rest of the doily, giving them a suble ombre effect.

watercolor garland

When you’re done, let them dry…

ombre garland

I kind of even love the effect on the posterboard once I lift up all the doilies :)

garland doily

Take your dried doilies, and string onto your twine…

watercolor crafts

Such an easy and inexpensive garland that you can customize to any color scheme!

watercolor garland

doily bunting

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!

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