Samalee sent an amazing foodie package!! I not only received yummy Easter candy that I munched on as I looked through the box, but something I love. I love Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract of which she sent the vanilla bean paste. I highly recommend these vanillas!!!! I also received a "friendship bread" starter. I was leaving to go out of town, so I passed it on to my mom to use and she was thrilled. I plan to start the starter and when time is right bake loaves and share the starter with friends and family. Thank you again for the yummiest package yet! If you would like to participate in Foodie Penpals click here for more information.
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Cara Box (March)
from Katie at A Heart Consumed She had traveled to a Trader Joe's for the first and thought of me. I love trying new things and she definitely found a few new things for me to try :) I plan to use the coconut cookies in a dessert for my wedding shower. I am tempted to process the plantain chips and use them as breading on chicken for a Jamaican dinner. Thank you again Katie! If you would like to see what I sent check out Katherine at Laughing All the Way
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Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter at room temperature or melted 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons milk (cream or half-and-half works, too) 2 cups flour, sifted 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/3 cup diced dried apple slices (not crunchy apple chips) 1 1/3 cup Kraft caramel bits
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Stand mixer: mix sugar and brown sugar together
add melted butter, milk, and vanilla to sugar mixture. cream until smooth.
add to the sugar butter mixture: flour, salt, and baking soda. mix until combined.
add the oats. mix until combined.
add the apples and caramel bits. mix until combined.
using a ice cream scooper, scoop dough onto sheet with space in between to allow for cookies spreading. I slightly pressed mine done. Bake until edges are golden brown. The centers may appear not done. small cookies bake about 5 minutes, large cookies about 11 minutes
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