Saturday, December 25, 2010

Oatmeal White Raisin Cookies

For Christmas my husband told our son that "Santa" would love some oatmeal raisin cookies, since everyone else leaves him chocolate chip cookies. Can you guess what happened the night of Christmas Eve...when I told Jonathan we had to make cookie for Santa? Well in case you can't guess, my 2 and a half year old started with "Santa NEEDS oatmeal cookies mommy." Luckily I had everything that the recipe called for. But before I realized, that I had everything to bake oatmeal cookies, I faced another dilemma. What was that dilemma you ask...

I had never made a batch of true oatmeal cookies, and being that it was a holiday I wanted a good recipe. I was fortunate enough that Cathy, of (Cathy's kitchen journey) came to my rescue, and was kind enough to share her recipe with me last minute. I have to say they were delicious!

"Santa" said they were the best oatmeal cookies he has ever had. Thanks for sharing Cathy! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday and a happy and healthy New Year!

Recipe from:


1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real vanilla please!)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins (I used white raisins, they are a little sweeter)
1 Tbsp of sugar for dipping


In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.

Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture.

Mix in oats and raisins. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.

Preheat the oven to 375° F

Line cookie sheets with parchment.

Using a small cookie scoop out dough and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven.

Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: about 3 and a half dozen!

1 comment:

  1. so glad you liked them! Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy new year!