The other day I was playing hooky with my junky girlfriend (oh no, she's a great friend- she's just who I like to go 'junking' with... sorry Kris!) and we found some really good stuff. I'm always looking for white soup tureens and she's got a special radar for finding them- I want them, she finds them! Serious, serious love for those tureens but that's a story for another time... Actually we're amazed we haven't been kicked out of any of those places yet- we rarely get more than a couple feet in past the door and we're in hysterics over something we've found.

One of the things that caught my eye that day was this great glass canister, for, like, a buck or something. I decided when I got it home that it really needed some kind of a knob on the top- it was just too hard to grab the lid to get to what's inside. So I found an extra drawer knob I had leftover from a piece of furniture and my Gorilla Glue and just glued it onto the top. That glue is some great stuff- I've even put things into the dishwasher after attaching and it seems to hold just fine. A little bit of ribbon and a tag and it was done! Except then it looked kinda lonely so I had to fill it with cookies.
Oatmeal-date-cranberry-pecan cookies. Yum.
Oatmeal-Date-Cranberry-Pecan Cookies
(basic recipe from the Quaker Oats container)

1/2 pound butter, softened
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans

Beat together butter and both sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, dates, cranberries and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

I am not sure how many cookies the recipe made- The Husband was eating them as soon as they were cool enough to touch! It looked like about 4 dozen.

A cup of tea and a couple cookies later I was contemplating my next move on these babies... I was really excited when I found them. You'll have to check back to see what I did with them!


sissyjane said...

Hey Terri

I have a white turreen with the china ladle, and the plate. I'm Cathy's sister. Just tell her if you want it, and I'll bring it the next time I come down!


Unknown said...

Who the heck is Sissy Jane? I don't have a sister named that?
hahahaha :)

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

The cookie recipe sounds so good! Can't wait to see what you do with the cases.

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