Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cookies for Santa: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I got home from work on Christmas Eve, I realized we were missing one important thing - cookies for Santa!  So I did what any mama would do -  whipped out my Santa apron, Betty Crocker cookbook,  and mixed up a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

- 2/3 c. sugar
- 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3 c. old-fashioned oats
- 1 c. flour
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips (can substitute raisins, chopped nuts, or semisweet chocolate chips, if desired)


1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except oats, flour, and chocolate chips.   Stir in oats, flour, and chocolate chips.

2.  On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded spoonfuls about 2 inches apart.  Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown.  Cool on wire racks, share with your family/friends, and be sure to keep a few for ole St. Nick!  I usually make a double batch, drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, then freeze until hard and put in gallon freezer bags.  That way, we have homemade cookies just minutes away anytime we have guests.

Peanut loved these!

cookies for Santa,
carrots for the reindeer...

hope Santa doesn't mind Annalyn sampling them!

seriously, guys?! 
Santa gets cookies, and all Rudolph gets is this carrot?

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