Christmas Baking 2016 – RAISIN OATMEAL COOKIES
Hi! I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11, and Grandmelina to 2!
Yup. We like our Christmas desserts. No doubt about it. Each of the kids (at home) makes a dessert to share at Christmas. The kids who aren’t home get a tin of our favourite desserts to enjoy too! And of course, we make a double batch – eat half now, freeze half for Christmas.
RAISIN OATMEAL COOKIES
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. hot water
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup raisins
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until frothy. Beat in both sugars. Add the cooking oil and the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in the water, then stir into the mixture.
Add the oats, the flour and the salt. Stir well. Add in the raisins and stir well again. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F oven for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Variations: leave out the raisins; spice them up with 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. allspice; add 1/2 nuts.
Check out my other Christmas dessert recipes: