Mom’s Christmas Cookies

03Nov09

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When I was younger, I didn’t want much to do with any kind of cookie that wasn’t chocolate chip. Lucky for my Mom. She got these cookies all to herself until around my senior year of high school, when I decided to try one. And then proceeded to eat the rest. For some reason, dried cranberries were as bad as raisins, in my book, back then. Welp, that changed! These taste nothing like oatmeal raisin cookies – trust me! I hate that kind! There is nothing worse than biting into what you think is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie to find flavors of cinnamon and raisin. Now, I’m OK with cinnamon raisin bread, but don’t you go putting raisins in my oatmeal cookies. Yuck. This recipe sticks to chocolate chips, walnuts, and craisins. MUCH better! I love these, Mom loves these, Chris loves these, friends love these, and the co-workers love these. Good sign, right? You will too!

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Mom’s Christmas Cookies (makes about 3 dozen)
2 sticks of Salted Butter, room temp
3/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 – 2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Walnuts, smashed
1 cup Craisins

Preheat to 375. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Stir in the vanilla, then add the flour and baking soda, and the oatmeal. Dough should be not too sticky. Add in the chocolate chips, walnuts, and craisins. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or a silpat.

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Bake 7-11 minutes (check often after 7 minutes) or until tops have puffed up and are golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely. Transfer to cookie jar and hide in a really good spot where no one but you can find them! ;)

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2 Responses to “Mom’s Christmas Cookies”

  1. 1 brandon

    awesome! as soon as i get my hands on some chocolate chips and walnuts… these will be made!


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