Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Womens Trail Running

We wrapped up our 10-week fall Womens Trail Running clinic on Monday with a fantastic run at Seal Bay Park and a Christmas cookie swap at Liz's home! We ran from the Fitzell entrance around the perimeter of the park on the Huband/Mitchell road aspect. Then it was down to the Bates road entrance and all the way home up the middle of the park. There is some great elevation loss/gain in Seal Bay and we always get a great hill climb at some point in our runs there. There are a few different entrances to the park - Hardy, Fitzell, Mitchell, Huband, Bates and more! Try starting at a new spot and you will experience the park in a completely new light!

The cookies were fantastic and we all left Liz's home with a mixed batch of Christmas treats to share with guests over the coming weeks and months. Want a real treat? Try these cranberry white chocolate and orange cookies this season...

Cranberry, Orange and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Preheat 350

1/4 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
grated zest of 1 orange
1 large egg
3 tbs orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (try a mix of whole wheat and white)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

Beat butter, sugar, orange, egg, orange juice, vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients other than last 2.
Add wet to dry until almost combined then add cranberries and white chocolate untill just blended.
Drop spoonfuls on non-stick surface...Bake 10-12 minutes until barely golden. Enjoy!


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