Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cookies for Santa

Ready or not Christmas is here and the last thing on our to-do list is cookies for Santa!
Santa works hard all year round so why not spoil him with the best cookies on the planet! My mom gave me this recipe years ago and I have been making them ever since! They are crispy and full of chocolate chips and chunks of chocolate bar! As my girls would say, ooey and gooey!! The only thing that would make these cookies better would be some nuts, but just in case Santa has a nut allergy we will leave them out.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies                      
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. Hershey bar
Blend the oatmeal into a fine powder and put aside. *This is a perfect addition for Santa to keep his belly full for his journey around the world!
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Next cream the butter and both sugars then add the eggs and vanilla.
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Combine the flour, salt,  baking soda and baking powder and slowly combine with the creamed mixture.
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Finally chop the Hershey bar into little pieces and add it to the dough along with the chocolate chips. Scoop out dough about the size of a tablespoon and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
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Bake in a 375 degree oven for approx. 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Makes 4 dozen large cookies
According to Jordyn they are best right out of the oven, even if its only 8am! 
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Santa’s cookies are ready and waiting, now for his reindeer….

6 comments:

  1. These look yummy!! I love making Santa cookies, last year I did Ricotta Cookies- I had to throw in some Italian flair! here's a link if you'd like to try them! ttp://www.skinny-ways.com/2009/12/ricotta-cookies-for-santa.html : )

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  2. i came to check out your photo quality after u told me you have the cam i just ordered..your photo quality is GREAT! and on a blogger blog, no less (my blog is a blogger blog too and i just always think WP does a better job of not compressing the images but i digress...)

    Your daughter is a cutie! :)

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    Hope you will follow back.
    Merry Christmas
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  5. Hi! I've blog hopped onto your fantastic blog and stopped to drool at these cookies...sorry Santa I know who'll be getting those in our house! I have added myself as your newest follower/admirer.
    Please drop by and maybe follow me if you fancy a laugh. I'd be delighted to welcome you.
    Christmas wishes from a very snowy and festive UK
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    Ho ho ho!

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  6. Your daughter is right - cookies are best right out of the oven! I hope "Santa" enjoys them!

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