Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Some people stay away from cookies with oatmeal in them because they think a healthy ingredient is going to make the cookies not as delicious as those cookies without them. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret…..these people are wrong!! Just because a cookie is filled with good for you ingredients does not make it taste bad, in fact they still taste quite good if you ask me. 

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First, combine the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and shortening together in a mixer. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla. While you are mixing together these ingredients together in a separate bowl mix together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then, combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients slowly and until well incorporated. 

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Next, mix in the raisins. Then, form into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  2. 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  3. 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  4. 1/4 Cup Shortening
  5. 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  6. 2 Eggs
  7. 2 3/4 Cups Oats
  8. 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  9. 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  10. 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  12. 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  13. 1 Cup Raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  3. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar and shortening together
  4. Mix in the eggs and vanilla
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon
  6. Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until completely incorporated
  7. Mix in the raisins
  8. Form into one inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used whole wheat flour when I made this recipe but all purpose flour would work as well.
  2. You can also add in some mini chocolate chips when you add in the raisins
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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

It’s that time of the year when cookies are a must have in your kitchen, you can’t have the holidays without cookies!! These chocolate chip cookies are going to melt in your mouth. If you are not a chocolate chip cookie fan, I would still advise you to try these ones out.

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First, sift together flour, salt and baking powder, then set aside.

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Beat together the butter and sugar.

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Once they are creamed together, mix in the flour mixture slowly until completely incorporated.

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Mix in the chocolate chips.

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Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes and enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1 cup butter, softened
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder into a medium bowl, then set aside.
  3. Beat together the butter and granulated sugar.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour combination until completely incorporated.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Place teaspoon size balls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are starting to look golden brown.
Notes
  1. It took my cookies 17 minutes to cook, but remember all ovens are different so your cooking time may vary.
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Holiday Cookie Balls

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving feasts but it is now officially December, which means the next holiday is approaching quickly! What better way to start this holiday season off then with cookie balls!! Easy to make and a perfect snack for while you are decorating the house!

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First, crush up the cookies. I always put them into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

Next, mix the crushed cookies and cream cheese together in a bowl.

Then, form into one inch balls and set them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Put them in the freezer to harden.

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Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Place the balls into the white chocolate and make sure they are completely covered. Then return them to the cookie sheet. Once they are covered in the chocolate sprinkle red and green sprinkles on top. Return to the freezer for 20 minutes to let the chocolate harden. Take them out of the freezer and enjoy!!

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Cookie Balls
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package sandwich cookies
  2. 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  3. 2 12 oz package white chocolate chips
  4. sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  2. Crush the package of sandwich cookies
  3. Mix cream cheese and crushed cookies together in a bowl
  4. Form one inch balls with cookie mixture and place onto prepared cookie sheet
  5. Place in freezer for 30 minutes
  6. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth
  7. Dip the balls into the white chocolate until completely covered
  8. Add sprinkles to the top of the balls
  9. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until chocolate is firm
  10. Enjoy!
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Pantry Cookies

Today is my first post in my blog and I decided the best way to start was with a recipe that includes one of my favorite ingredients, CHOCOLATE!

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Pantry cookies have become a must have in our house, it’s finally something that we can all agree on eating!! Whether it is my dad and brother taking them to eat in their lunches or my mom and I snacking on some for dessert, they get eaten quickly. Besides that it is made with ingredients that can be found in most pantries!!

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First step is to to cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar and peanut butter. Next add an egg as well as an egg yolk and vanilla. Once these ingredients are mixed in the dough should be creamy. Now mix together flour baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture into the dough until it is entirely incorporated.

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Mix in the oats. After the oats are mixed in, put in your milk and dark chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

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Make balls of dough that are roughly one tablespoon each and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Pantry Cookies 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 12oz bag peanut butter/chocolate chips
  • 1 6oz bag dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter.
  4. Add the egg and egg yolk to the mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and mix the dough.
  5. Add the flour mixture until completely incorporated.
  6. Mix in the oats.
  7. Mix in the peanut butter/chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.