Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Can you even believe it?!! I did a Try-It-Tuesday post! Hooray!

Today we're going to make "Red, White, and Blues". A tasty treat, just in time for your Fourth of July bash!

Start with your melted (or mostly melted if you're impatient like me) butter, and sugars. Cream them together then add the eggs.

Let it mix for a few minutes. It gets all fluffy and pretty. Add the flour, soda, and salt.

And now for the "red, white, & blue". Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and dried blueberries. Sounds like and interesting combo, but trust me, it works.

Pour 'em right in. And you certainly don't have to plate them all gorgeous-like before hand. But it does look like a little flag falling into your cookies if you do. (Cheap thrills, I know.)

Mmmmm....see all the patriotic bits of goodness in there? Delish I tell ya, delish!

Red, White, & Blues

1 1/2 c melted butter (real, salted butter)
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
Cream together then add:
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix until light and fluffy.
4 c. flour (this is a fairly soft dough, but if it seems really wet, add a little more.)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix together then add:
1 package white chocolate chips
1/2 package dried blueberries (add more berries if you like)
1/2 package dried cranberries

Bake at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes, let cool on pan before removing. (Helps keep them soft.)


Deidra Smith said...

Those look yummy. And they are right up my alley-theme oreiented, but easy!

Lee Ann said...

They look soooo yummy! And I'm so glad you plated them all nicely.....it made the post :-)

Elena's Mom said...

They were very DELISH!!!! Dad said they were very good First Aid.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Looks so good to me, do you deliver? I think I will get back on the T-I-T band wagon when school gets back in session....till then it is every TV dinner for itself.

Mama Williams said...

I like those! Simple and good!

The Wolfs said...

Love that you are always so creative and I think this one looks super fab! I love the recipes you post! Thanks for all the great ideas and such fun new things to try. Oh by the way the pillowcases are sooooo super easy so if you ever want any help give me a call I would be more than happy to help! I am not the worlds best seamstress but i like to play around and see what i can come up with :)

Tonya said...

Those look wonderful. I can not wait to try them. Yummy!

Melissa said...

Elena I was going to call you today, and get the recipie...thank you. My mouth is watering already. Have a great 4th.

Tara said...

Ok, Elena...I am not a fan of homemade cookies, but these looked so good that I had to try them! Oh my goodness! They are so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

Those look fabulous!!!! Heavenly, even. But I LOVE anything with craisins. Mmmmm.