Christmas Cookie Tutorial – Make Oatmeal Cookies!

[4 Dec 2008 | By | 6 Comment(s) | 5,203 views ]

Oatmeal Cookies are the best comfort food cookie. And they are so versatile! The handy hubby got the urge to make oatmeal cookies the other day, so I handed him my favorite recipe, and grabbed the camera. He doesn’t like chocolate (I KNOW! CRAZY!) so he made these with raisins (so traditional!), but I love to make these with chocolate chips and pecans instead. OK, so there’s nothing really particularly Christmas-y about these, but don’t they just scream HOME? (Want more Xmas-y? Check out these Christmas Tree Cookies from earlier this week)

Instructions and Recipe below the pics:
How To: Make Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
2 Sticks butter, softened.
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 c all-purpose flour (fluffed with fork or sifted)
1 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
3 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 c raisins (or instead, 1 1/2 c chocolate chips & 2 cups chopped pecans)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy
Add eggs and beat well.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt (I like to sift them together)
Add to creamed mixture
Add oatmeal and raisins (We did this in the much loved Kitchen Aid mixer, but if the mixture is too think, stir in by hand.)
Drop onto a slightly greased cookie sheet. (a disher makes this really neat and easy)
Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, until light brown.
Remove from oven, and transfer to cooling racks.
Lick beaters!
Eat warm cookies!

(And if you’re concerned about small children and the joy of licking the beaters vs the tiny risk of salmonella, use pasteurized eggs.)

Related:
All Holiday 08 Posts
Make a Blueberry Pie
Make Fancy Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies

Tomorrow:
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6 Comment(s) »

  • Forrest Illustrations [] :

    Wow, how nice of him to make you some of your very own cookies. My hubby likes to cook too. It’s great. Thanks for the recipe too. Yummy

  • Jo [] :

    Oatmeal chocolate chip with pecans is my FAVORITE cookie. I use basically the same recipe but I thoroughly chill my down and then cook them at 300 degrees for a longer amount of time to make a really crunchy cookie. I justify eating them for breakfast because they have oats!

  • Dot [] :

    Yeah, these are softer. Of course, that might also be because my husband makes them bigger than I generally do, and didn’t put nuts in them :)

  • Kendra Joyner [] :

    ooo…now I want cookies!! YUM! And those Christmas tree cookies are adorable…reminds me of Martha Stewart! :) Thanks for stoppin’ by my blog! Love your illustrations. Or should I say “Nancy’s” illos? :) I see Dot is Nancy’s alter ego…cute!!

  • Vanessa Brantley Newton [] :

    OOh I am so done with you right now. How could you put all this delicious goodness in front of these fat arms and leg and belly! he he he. This looks simply delicious. First the blue pie, which by the way was awesom. Now here is the yummy and very delicious cookie recipe. Thanks so much for coming by the blog and leaving a sweet message I really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful goodness!

  • Tomás Serrano [] :

    Thank you for your visit and kind words. I think I gonna leave the illustrations for going to the kitchen… he he he.