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Christmas Oatmeal Cookies

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“The recipe for these cookies was on a box of store brand oatmeal. When making them, we ran out of raisins and ended up substituting with craisins (i.e. cranberry raisins). The result was a Christmas classic for our household... Recipe developed by cookbook author Marlene Sorosky Gray.”
45 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place racks in upper third of oven and preheat to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  3. Add eggs and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Add oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix on low speed until blended.
  5. Add craisins (i.e. cranberry raisins) and nuts, if using, and mix on medium speed until incorporated.
  6. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons 1 1/2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cookies will feel soft but will firm up as they cool.
  8. Let stand on baking sheets 2 minutes before transferring to racks to cool.

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