• Taryn DeStasio - MRH Faculty

I’ll Be Home for Christmas Cookies

By Sydnee A.

The Christmas season is here, and for many, this is the time of year that families come together and make memories, bring in new traditions, and continue old ones. Christmas is that time of year when families all over the world come together to spend time with one another. I know Christmas time for my family is a very beloved holiday.




Why make cookies?:

Cookies are often thought of as comfort food; a food that makes any given situation better, no matter what time of year it is. People also think about Christmas and leaving cookies for Santa. But, in my opinion, cookies feel like home. ( This recipe “Soft Oatmeal Cookies” is from allrecipes.com. Go check them out for more recipes!)


Prep:

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Additional: 1 hour 35 mins Total: 2 hours

Servings: 24

Total 24 dozen cookies


What you need:

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup of white sugar

1 cup of brown sugar (it says packed, but you can use regular brown sugar)

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

1 ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

3 cups of quick-cooking oats


Directions:

Put the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, butter, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until fully combined together.


Then, mix in your dry ingredients (flour and quick-cooking oats). Begin slowly mixing the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together until fully combined.

The recipe says to chill the dough for an hour, so you should probably do that.


After the dough is chilled, place into tiny balls and lay out on a pan. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Voila! You have fresh, homemade cookies!





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