Christmas Cookie Tutorial – Make Oatmeal Cookies!

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

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)

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.)

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