Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stitch Swap

I *love* Wild Olive, its one of the first blogs I started reading.  Her projects are great and her patterns are beautiful.

So when she said she was hosting a stitch swap I was all over that!  I can't wait to find out who my partner is and start stitching.  She had 270 people sign up for the swap, of course she's wonderful.  Today is the last day to sign up. 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blueberry, Lemon, White Chocolate Chip Cookies!

What better to do on a cold semi snowy day?  Well bake cookies of course!   My wonderful husband bought me Isa and Terry's vegan cookie book for Christmas.  I am a big Isa fan, she has the most amazing cook books.  I've been cooking my way through it.  I wanted to change it up today.  I had some frozen blue berries that were screaming my name but I wasn't in a muffin mood.  I also kinda wanted come chocolate chips, but I didn't have any =(  After raiding my pantry I found some white chocolate chips.  Hmm blueberries, white chocolate chips.  Good start, how about we throw some lemon in there maybe a little sea salt.  I adapted these from the standard chocolate chip cookie recipe.  

Blueberry, Lemon, White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 raw sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 tablespoon cornstartch
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
juice and zest from half a lemon 
2 cups white wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two large light metal baking sheets.
Mix together sugars, oil, milk and corn startch in a mixing bowl. Use a strong fork and mix really well, for about 2 minutes, until it resembles smooth caramel. There is a chemical reaction when sugar and oil collide, so it’s important that you don’t get lazy about that step. Mix in the vanilla, lemon juice and zest.
Add 1 cup of the flour, the baking soda and salt. Mix until well incorporated. Mix in the rest of the flour.  Add in white chocolate chips and blueberries.  My dough was a little runny so I did add a little more flour till it was the right consistency. 
I used a cookie scoop.  They will spread just a bit. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes until they are just a little browned around the edges.  Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Thanks Isa! This was a wonderful recipe it was so much fun adapting it today!