Gov. Palin wishes Piper a Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday and shares a recipe
Posted by Dr. Fay on March 19, 2014
We at SPIB also want to wish Piper a very happy 13th birthday! Welcome to the teen years! May the Lord’s blessings be with you always.
Governor Palin posted this on her Facebook page earlier today:
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“W.H. pastry chef quits: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’” I love this person.
And HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIPER INDI GRACE! We love you!
And speaking of butter and sugar… I love getting your favorite recipes. From my last book, here’s one of mine!
Juanita’s Soft, Gooey Oatmeal Raisin White Chocolate-Chip Heaven
Now, you can have the perfect gift to give your loved ones at Christmas! It’s fun to give these away in festive packaging. These delicious little treats deserve it!
TIME TO PREPARE: 20 minutes
YIELDS: About 4 dozen cookies
2 sticks semi-hard butter (still chilled from the fridge, not softened in the microwave, and don’t overmix the butter with the sugars, eggs, and vanilla) 1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup flour plus a smidge more
1 teaspoon baking soda plus a smidge more
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon and a few pinches of allspice
3 cups oatmeal
lots of white chocolate chips; Juanita adds some dark and semisweet chocolate chips, too. raisins, to taste (or dried cranberries to make cookies more colorfully festive) 1 cup (or so) chopped walnuts unless your kids demand “no nuts!”
1. Preheat your oven to 350º F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the oatmeal, white chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts. You can chill the cookie dough in the fridge before scooping it out with a medium-sized ice-cream scoop, but it’s not necessary. Scoop the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for about only 8 minutes.
NOTE: The cookies have to be gooey soft, almost raw in the center. They’ll harden a bit as they cool on the counter.