One of my favorite ladies here in blogland has begun her television cooking career! Ok, maybe it's not a career yet but I'd be willing to bet my money that it will be before too long. Her name is Celeste (click here to visit her blog) and she is an incredible woman. Her debut was on MyArkLaMiss' morning show and her recipe is White Chocolate and Strawberry Cookies...yum! Click here to watch her TV debut and click here for other great recipes that she has posted on her forum KARD Kookbook (she posts under the name LadyElaine. You will need to specifically select her forum to get to her recipes). I know, you want me to get to the recipe! :)
What you'll need:
1 1/2 cups strawberries, cleaned
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Clean, trim, and slice berries.
Puree/mash strawberries in a blender, or with a fork for less mess (berries should now be 3/4 cup), leaving some larger chunks if desired; set berries aside.
In a large bowl beat butter and sugars.
Beat in one egg at a time.
In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt and baking powder.
Add dry mixture to creamed mixture, about 1/2 a cup at a time.
When well mixed, slowly add berries, about 1/4 cup at a time, while mixing at the same time, ensuring berries are spread well throughout.
Drop batter in tablespoons about 1-inch apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 11- 12 minutes for soft cookies, or up to a maximum of about 14-15 minutes for crunchier cookies, watching the edges to ensure they are lightly browned.
Let rest on cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes for cookies to set.
Cool on wire racks.
strawberries - $3.50
butter - $1.75/pound
sugar - $1.99/4 lb bag
brown sugar - $1.89/ 2 pound bag
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
flour - $2.12/5 pound bag
chocolate chips - $2.50
Total - $6.93