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What Holiday Desserts Are You Most Looking Forward to Making?

by on ‎09-21-2012 04:26 PM

Hello, foodies…

 

Happy autumn, everyone! This weekend marks the official start of one of my favorite seasons. The leaves here in the Philadelphia area are still green, but I bet we'll start seeing those gorgeous red, yellow, and orange hues any day now.

 

I intend on enjoying every fleeting moment of fall…especially when it comes to comfort food! But, I just can't help but think about how quickly this year has gone and how fast this season will inevitably go. And then it's the holidays! Now, before you panic—and think of all the things you need to do—just make an appointment with your couch and QVC this Sunday because it's The Joy of Christmas! We've got some great programming planned to help you prepare for that busy, bustling season that's now just around the corner.

 

We've even got a great holiday recipe planned for Sunday's In the Kitchen with David. How do these look!?



White Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 



White Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 

This recipe is prepared with the Lock & Lock 3-Piece Storage Set with Tote (K33167).

 

Go to David's Recipe Item Page for the full list of items that David has used in his recipes.

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup shortening

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1-1/2 tsp vanilla

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

3/4 tsp salt

2-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 cup white chocolate chips

 

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper.

 

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.

 

In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, shortening, and both sugars on medium speed until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix until light and creamy. Add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add the oats, raisins, and chocolate chips; mix well.

 

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (2 Tbsp per cookie) 1-1/2" apart onto the lined cookie sheet. Bake 14–15 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool completely.

 

I never seem to tire of making (or eating!) Christmas cookies. And, I'm always on the prowl for new recipes. For the most part, this is a classic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, but the white chocolate chips add a little extra sweetness as well as a smooth, cocoa-buttery richness. Before you do your baking this year, why not take a look at your recipes and think about a way to update them…just as we did with these cookies. Why not spritz a little lemon flavor into your classic sugar cookies? Or, mix a little peanut butter into those chewy chocolate chip? Or, add almonds to your pecan pinwheels? Get creative and have fun!

 

If you're feeling cookied out, however, you can always make something new…like Georgetown Cupcake Peppermint Bark, Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby, or a Flourless Chocolate Cake! You can find all three recipes in Sunday's Cookbook Corner!

 

With a name like Georgetown Cupcake Peppermint Bark, I bet you can guess who's coming to our kitchen! Two very talented bakers and businesswomen…Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, stars of the TLC hit series, DC Cupcakes! Sweet Celebrations (F09952) is their brand-new cookbook filled with 53 delicious recipes.

 

Our second book is The Smitten Kitchen (F09843) by Deb Perelman…author of one of the most popular food blogs online! For the first time, Deb's recipes are available in print and there are plenty of her straight-forward creations (like her Gingerbread Spice Dutch Baby recipe pictured below) in this 336-page book. You'll love all of Deb's pearls of wisdom, as well!

 

Gingerbread Spiced Dutch Baby

 

My cookbook, In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home (F09694), is also available at the Advance Order price, which ends September 30. You'll find 150 of my greatest recipes in this book as well as the bonus recipes and content you won't find anywhere else except QVC. All my recipes are heart-warming, all are tummy-filling, and all are designed to get your family around the table for great meals and great memories. Here's a sneak peek of my Flourless Chocolate Cake…a Foodie Favorite!

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

With thoughts of fall and the holiday season at hand, please answer this blog question, foodies…what holiday desserts are you most looking forward to making? Sugar cookies? A cheesecake? Or, do you make a great figgy pudding? The sweeter the response, the better! See you Sunday at Noon ET.

 

Keep it flavorful!

David