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!
Penelope (NYC Blogger)
Ooh, yum! I never had cranberries in cookies before, but it sounds so good!
Paula @ Frosted Fingers
We found our favorite type of wine at the food and wine festival. I wish we could go to that again. I'll mark this to try for Christmas cookies
Sweet T would blow through a 3 month supply in a week! LOL
YES! I love Cranberries in my cookies! The tart flavor with the sweet - just perfection.
I'll add craisins to just about anything, I love them. For the first time yesterday I bought the 'blueberry' flavored ones, I haven't tried them yet though.
Oatmeal raisin cookies has always been a long time favorite, but I never tried them with craisins before.
Oatmeal chocolate chip craisin cookies are my favorite!!! I make them every year for the holidays.
I love that the cookies look so plump and soft YUM! The craisins sound like an awesome addition.
These look SO good.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
I've never thought of adding Craisins Dried Cranberries to my cookies, sounds delish!
I haven't tried dried craisins so I think adding them to cookies is brilliant! I might have to pick some up and try it out!
Sweet T likes craisins better than raisins. I concur!
Those look yummy, I love craisins
These Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chip Cookies look yummy! Chocolate and cranberry flavors go so well together.
I need to make these with craisins! That is such a great idea and perfect for the season.
I've never used craisins before, but those cookies look awesome, so I might have to start. 🙂
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
I think I've had similar with white chocolate.
Ooh I want to make those right now! I'm all about cranberry everything this time of year.
I have never tried craisins before, but those look so good, it might just be time to try them.
Okay, now I'm starving. These cookies look amazing!