Sunday, October 21, 2007

ode to a new kitchenaid mixer

registering for a kitchenaid stand mixer was the only preconceived notion i had about my wedding prior to getting engaged. post-wedding, things have settled down and this weekend i finally unpacked and put away my new kitchenaid artisan 5 qt stand mixer. so cool! for its inaugural spin i decided to make my signature treat: cranberry oatmeal pecan cookies.

cranberry oatmeal pecan cookies

1 c softened butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c white sugar
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c rolled oats
1 c dried cranberries
1 c white chocolate chips
1 c chopped pecans

preheat oven to 350 degrees. take out kitchenaid mixer. marvel at its beauty. beat butter, eggs, vanilla & sugars until fluffy. add remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated. batter is thick and should look like this:
using one of those fancy cookie scoops (that works like an ice cream scoop), drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. bake about 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

i think these cookies are the total package. sweet, chewy and rich with a hint of salt. if you can think of a more inspirational name than "cranberry oatmeal pecan cookies", please let me know.


Anne said...



they look great!

~j. said...

OH man. Yum.

My kitchenaid has been a loyal companion for years, now. Perhaps she and your recipe should be introduced. I think they'd do well together.

Rosie said...

I love my Kitchenaide - best investment I ever made for my baking.

BTW - a tip on their website says you should run the motor at least 10 minutes every week to keep the lubrication on all the important parts. I guess this means you have to make more goodies...I am sure Mr. Sopressata is going to put on the "Newlywed 20" with the quickness!

Mx2 said...

Santa delivered a new Kichenaid Mixer this Christmas. We wanted to try it out with something new and exciting. What is more exciting than Cookies! This recipe seemed like it would be a good test. THICK! They are Wonderful! I think you should call them "Mixer Test Cran Choco Champions" What? It could work!? Thanks.

heather said...

mx2, that's a good name for them. imagine before i got the kitchenaid and incorporated the oatmeal, nuts, cranberries and chips by hand. what a workout!