3.24.2010

Oatmeal Toasted Almond Cherry Raisinets Cookies...and a giveaway!

I was asked recently if I would like to try a sample of the new Nestle Cherry Raisinets. Of course, I let out a big WOO-HOO and replied...YOU BETCHA!!

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These are so scrumptious and since they are made with cherries and dark chocolate they are packed with antioxidants, so I don't even have to feel guilty eating the whole darn bag! ;)

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I thought it would be fun to put my Cherry Raisinets into a cookie!

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My cookies also have whole wheat, oats and toasted almonds. They are bursting with goodness!

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The kids and I are having trouble not gobbling them all down in one day!

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Just look at that face! I had to keep an eye on the furry cookie stealers, too!

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Oatmeal Toasted Almond Cherry Raisinets Cookies
by theUngourmet

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makes about 3 dozen

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
8 oz of Nestle Cherry Raisinets, roughly chopped

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer beat butter until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla and sugar and beat until well combined. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture stir until combined. Fold in the almonds and Cherry Raisinets.

Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

These are crunchy, chewy, sweet...and just plain delicious!

I've been informed that I can give away ten 4 oz. bags of these for sampling! If you would like to enter to win, please let me know in your comment. Extra entries for tweeting, following me on twitter (theungourmet), following The Ungourmet on FB and blogging about the giveaway. Let me know in separate comments, please! I will keep this open thru Sunday 3/28/10. I will then tally up the comments and draw 10 numbers from my hat. Make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win. Just found out that winners need to be inside US. Sorry about that!

Oh and BTW, I only received the free samples and gave a favorable review because I liked the product. (I think I have to say this now because of the new FTC laws.) Did I do it right??? I hope so.

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62 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

LOL! I would love to steal a few from the screen too!

jenjen said...

Hi Kim! Yummy cookies. I love raisinets! I just tweeted about your giveaway!

I hope things are going well with you!

XOOX
Jen

MaryMoh said...

I love these type of cookies with a rough look...crunchy and healthy. Haha...your dog really know how to show a sad, craving look. I would sit down with him and have a cookie party! :D

scrappysue said...

raisinettes were one of my favourite candies when i lived in the states!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gorgeous cookies Kim. How can you go wrong with a combination of cherry and chocolates?
Sam

Heidi said...

What a yummy cookie! I would love to try cherry raisinets :)

Joanne said...

So first when I read this, I got an image of a regular raisenet cookie. and almost passed out because it sounded so good. Then the reality of these cherry raisinet hit me. And I realized I was in heaven. These sound so good! Awesome giveaway.

Ginger said...

CUTEST PUPPY EVER!! As soon as I am done with all this college stuff for my son these are on my must make list. AWESOME PHOTOS!!

Gin

Jingle said...

Oh, those looks so amazingly good!!! I love cranberries in just about anything! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

taylor (greens and chocolate) said...

I would love to try rasinets too..especially in some cookies like you did!

Susan said...

Love the look of those cookies. What a wonderful new product. I would love to taste them.

Pam said...

Oh, the cookies look great! I have a bag of the cherry raisinets in the cabinet and did what you did with them. Yum!

Shelley said...

I wish I had about 40 of those cookies right now. They look scrumptious. I'd love to try a bag of those cherries too.
Thanks for the chance.
shelley32177@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Those sound wonderful! Please enter me!

Christine said...

These Oatmeal Toasted Almond Cherry Rasinets cookies look SOOOOOO good!!! I am excited about trying them...thanks for the recipe! YUM!

5 Star Foodie said...

My daughter and I would love those cherry raisinets and of course the cookies with them sound so good!

♥peachkins♥ said...

There's cherry raisinets now?? Oh my I have to get me a pack....so much for my diet..hee

Bob said...

Oh man, those cookies look wicked good. I would love to try the Raisinets, I bet my girlfriend would love them too.

Bellini Valli said...

If your fuirry family member wants these too I am in. Dried Cherries are fantastic!!

Katie @ Cozydelicious said...

I'm so excited that I stumbled upon your post. Your cookies look amazing! I love dried cherries in oatmeal cookies and how could you go wrong with some chocolate in there too? Yum! I would love to be entered for your giveaway. Thanks!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oh...my....gosh. Cherry Raisinets? YUM! Oh I am running out and buying some of those. And maybe, just maybe they will last long enough to be made into these insanely yummy looking cookies.

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a great recipe. Those cookies look awesome. Unfortunately we dont have those here in the UK, but we do have chocolate covered raisins, so i could use those.
Please check out my new and improved blog. It just went up yesterday. I'd love to know what you think. Plus you can enter my giveaway for Amazon books :)
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Topher said...

Love to try them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Chris M.

zekks at yahoo dot com

Olive said...

so tempting, these cookies will not last in our house.. I hope I can find cherry raisinettes so I can try this recipe...

btw, your dog is adorable :)

Jenn said...

How could anyone not fall for those puppy dog eyes? hehehe... is it snack time yet? i want some of those cookies.

The Blonde Duck said...

Beware of the cookie stealing bunny...

Randi Troxell said...

oh those cookies look awesome!

and btw- your furry cookie stealer is just precious!

Super B said...

I would love to win a bag and give your cookies a try. Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

A Year on the Grill said...

sure, sign me up... would love to win

~Kathie~ said...

Those cookies look delicious!!! I have not seen the Cherry Raisinets yet- they look amazing!

Cathy said...

What a face with those big brown eyes!

I haven't seen these cherry raisinets on the grocery shelf. Your cookies sure do look good, too good to pass up.

Cathy said...

Oops, forgot to say that I most definitely want to be entered in the drawing.

Natalie said...

please enter me! I want to make these cookies! I made cookies with regular raisinets and they were a huge hit!

Melanie L said...

Oh My Goodness... cherries & chocolate and conceivably healthy?!?!? I don't see them in my stores yet and am dying to try them.

Sarah said...

Genius! This is such a great idea and I am salivating looking at the pictures... so um, can I please have one of those bags?!

Faith said...

Cherry Raisinets sound amazing, Kim! I'd love to be entered to win! Your cookies are right up my alley...oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites and yours look so chewy and delicious!

Chef E said...

We buy a brand of dark chocolate covered cherries from Trader Joes now...I have to kick myself to keep from eating them all, and if I had them in cookies...oh lordy! cause those look good my dear!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Just pass me a cookie or three will you honey :) Yummo!

Have a fab weekend,
xoxo

Sweta said...

Mmmmm-the cookie sounds great. Don't you just love the aroma of freshly baked cookies :)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh yum! I want to try them! They look delicious.

BarbaraJean said...

I would love to be a part of your Giveaway!! I just printed out this delectable recipe and am planning to bake some this weekend. My little Furkid is on a STRICT diet which does not include people cookies so I am sure I will get plenty of sad looks.

Tiffany said...

I L.O.V.E Raisinets so I am sure I will love the cherry ones. Great giveway!

tiff877@yahoo.com

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Cherry Raisinets sound absolutely delicious! Especially in a cookie. What a cute dog!

Julia said...

Goodness Kim why do you do this to me? I think you have made a personal goal to torture me in the most mean and evil ways. *sigh* This combo is mouth watering...

And I am on day five of a new diet to reduce overall caloric intake (not necessarily banning any particular food. Just eating less).

I guess I will have to make an exception and make these and be very good limiting myself to ONLY one a day.

Lisa~~ said...

I would love to win some and make your wonderful cookies, YUM!!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

OH, wow! Those sound and look SO good!! :)

janet said...

now that is my kinda cookie!!!!! YUM!!!

beth said...

I would love to win. I follow you on FB. Beth bethwight@yahoo.com

beth said...

I just asked to follow you on twitter. bethwight@yahoo.com

beth said...

I follow your RSS feed. bethwight@yahoo.com

Katy ~ said...

This has to be one of the very best add ins I have ever seen. Absolutely positively brilliant. I love it.

And I LUVS that sweet little furry face!

Jamie said...

Oh my now chocolate covered dried cherries is my idea of heaven and I can just taste those fabulous cookies now! Wow! You've got both my taste buds and my min working. These cookies look just amazing!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would like to enter to win :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Tweeted the giveaway
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Following @theungourmet on Twitter
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Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I follow on facebook! :D

Megan said...

Those look awesome, must try!

Cindy said...

Yummy cookie idea !!! I love using chocolate covered Raisinets and cherry and chocolate are awesome !!! I also love the sad little Beagle boy. I have a little Beagle who always "helps" out in the kitchen as well. I would so love a sample of the Cherry Raisinets.
Thank you for posting the recipe !!!

Cindy

Carolyn Pendarvis said...

I haven't tried these yet, but I just added them to my grocery list! Hoping they are as good as chocolate covered Bing Cherries.

Sondra said...

chocolate covered dried cherries!!!!! Enter me to try some samples.

Debbie said...

I would love to try the cherry rasinets, I make cookies with the cranrasins all the time cause I love them, would like to try the cherry too!

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