Plus, Cal knows good food. She shares about all the restaurants she visits while traveling and I mentally make note to visit them myself. You know... if I ever find myself in someplace like Nova Scotia. So of course, I knew her cookie selection would not disappoint: warm, cinnamony, old fashion oatmeal cookies. The perfect thing to whip up on a cold December afternoon and dunk in your favorite mug of tea. Yes please!
So without further ado, here is the recipe for my Mom's scrumptious seasonal sweets (adapted from the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe.)
Holiday Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup walnuts (or pecans if you prefer)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked Old-Fashioned Quaker oats
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1 tsp orange rind zest (make sure to use a fine grater as to not go too deep into the rind)
Directions (yields around 24 cookies) Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until mixed in. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and orange zest; mix well.
Place rounded tablespoonfuls of oat mix onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy! Happy cooking!
Thanks for sharing this tasty treat, Callie. I bet they smell amazing while baking!
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