So I sent out four different types of cookies in extra tall mason jars to our closest friends and families. I chose cookies that remind me of Christmas right after the first bite. I'm not very good at the traditional sugar cookie cut outs. They always come out looking like over sized puffy versions of themselves. That's why I wanted my cookies to individually bring you to a different Christmas memory without visually seeing a candy cane or Santa.
- Oatmeal Cranberry cookies
- Andes Minty green cookies
- Red and White cookies n' cream cookies
- Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats
A few handfuls of dried cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2. In a large bowl or an electric mixer combine the butter, sugars, and eggs. Once combined add in the vanilla.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Slowly add to creamed mixture.
4. Mix in the old fashioned oats. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or so and then mix again. (Tip: try not to over mix the oats in, or your dough will become too drippy.)
5. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 10-12 minutes. (They spread, so bake about 6 at a time on large cookie sheets). The edges will become golden brown but the middles will look underdone. Cool on pan or wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on racks. Enjoy!