Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Cookies Recipe Swap Results

I am sorry that it has taken me this long to post the recipes from my Christmas Swap. Lisa and I was the only one who actually swap recipes this year. So I hope you enjoy what we made.

Holiday Spiced Oatmeal Cookies


You will just love these cookies that are chocked full of oats, pecans and dried cherries they are just perfect for the Holidays.



2 cups flour

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly paced light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup dried cherries, cranberries or raisins



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.  
  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs( one at a time) and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in oats, pecans and dried cherries.
  5. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes  or until lightly browned. Cool on baking for 1 minute and move to wire racks; cool completely.

Now I will post Lisa's German Christmas Cookies
German Christmas Cookies
 1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ T pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1/8 t salt
  1. Place milk in a measuring cup and stir in baking soda.
  2. Cream butter in medium bowl.  Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla. 
  3.  Sift in the flour and salt.  Add the milk/baking soda mixture. 
  4.  Cover and chill for several hours.
  5. Line cookie sheets with baking/parchment paper.
  6. Set oven to 350 (I use 340 on convection bake).
  7. On a floured surface, roll dough and cut cookies.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes
This batch will make 145 small cookies using small cut outs. If you use larger cookie cutter then less cookies. You can frost the cookies and decorate after cooling.

I hope you will enjoy Lisa's and my cookies next year since I am late posting.



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