I’m so enjoying the new Eat Cake Graphics stamps. I decided to use them to decorate a bakery bag full of yummy dried cherry- white chocolate chip – oatmeal cookies (recipe below). I LOVE oatmeal cookies!
Before I glued on the upper strip, I added a little tag with a brad. I also added a little ribbon fluff by gluing ribbon “V’s” behind the tag (the brad and ribbon are included in the paper kit).
The stamps I used are from the Official Snow Tasters Cling set. This adorable set even has a doggie playing along with the snow tasting (and it includes the snow too!). The image is colored with Copics.
So what are you favorite Christmas cookies? Most of my family are die hard chocolate chip (back of the Nestle bag but no nuts) fans . But I love a good chewy oatmeal cookie.
I thought I’d share this recipe. Don’t over bake if you like chewy. These have a nice crisp edge and a lovely chewy middle.
- 1 cup butter – softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
Cream butter, white and brown sugar together. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Combine dry ingredients with creamed butter mixture. Stir in the oats. Chill the dough for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheets (or use non-stick). Roll the dough into walnut size balls. Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly before baking.
Bake for 8 -10 minutes.
Raisin Oatmeal cookies – Mix in 2/3 cup (or to taste) after the oatmeal. If I’m adding raisins, I go a little scant on the white sugar. I like to use the golden raisins and I “plump” them before I use them (a trick my Grandma taught me). You put them in a bowl with water to just barley cover and microwave for 20-30 seconds. Let them sit for a few minutes and then drain the water really well.
Cherry – White Chocolate Oatmeal cookies – add 2/3 cup dried cherries (dried cherries – not candied cherries. If you can’t find dried cherries try cherry flavored dried cranberries) and about a third of a bag of Nestle white chocolate chips. Again I skimp a little on the sugar to account for the sweet additions.
So that is one of my favorite cookies (I also love those thumbprint ones with the nuts – made with pecans and homemade strawberry jam. Yum!). What is your favorite?