This post is brought to you by Ocean Spray. All opinions are my own.
For the past three years Ocean Spray has brought a cranberry bog to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The bog is on display, with more than 1000 pounds of fresh, floating berries, to educate consumers about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry. For cranberry lovers, it’s a fun exhibit to see how the berries are harvested firsthand. Sadly, I won’t have the chance to attend this year as the annual event is wrapping up November 11, 2013.
No worries though … Ocean Spray knows how much their fans love cranberries, and to celebrate the bog at Disney, they’re giving away a 3-month supply of Craisins! The Twitter giveaway is being held — TOMORROW — Friday, November 8th.
To enter, follow @OceanSprayInc on Twitter and answer the question asked from the account at 12pm EST with the hashtag #ilovecraisins.
So what could you do with a 3-month supply of Craisins? You could start with this AWESOME Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I tried out last weekend. My whole family agreed that these were some of the best cookies I’ve ever made and another batch was already requested.
Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 5-ounce package Craisins Dried Cranberries
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well.
- Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack.
The combo of Craisins and chocolate with the oatmeal made for a hearty, slightly sweet and chewy cookie. These cookies are perfect for serving at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and make great holiday treats for friends, colleagues and cookie exchanges— just wrap up a few in a cellophane bag with a bow!
If you’re not feeling the chocolate chips, coconut flakes or nuts would be an excellent addition. Just sub the same amount of whatever mix-in you want for the chocolate.
Ready to start baking!? Get a head start by winning that 3-month supply of Craisins!