These cookies will make you feel like you are home no matter where in the world you are. Here you will find the recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies!
If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter you will know that, although I love warm and tropical climates, I miss the winter for Christmas. Living in Thailand is wonderful for the consistent sunshine and warm days but when Christmas rolls around, I can’t help but miss the feeling of wrapping up in a warm blanket and the festive look of the holiday season. Warming up over some hot chocolate with cookies does not sound very pleasant in temperatures around 30 C.
One way of making up for what I am missing has been through Facebook. I very much enjoy looking at all the exquisite Christmas cookie creations many talented bakers have been making. Once a day I am posting my daily favorite Christmas cookie recipe on my Facebook page.
Another way is going through past cookie creations of my own. While doing that I came across these lovely oatmeal walnut raisin cookies.
They’re really easy to make and by adding “Christmassy” type spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, or all-spice they tend to help me feel like I am a little more at home for the holidays.
Another great way to enjoy these cookies, at Christmas, or anytime of year is with coffee, tea or even eggnog if you’re feeling especially in the Christmas spirit.
If you decided to try this recipe to feel in the Christmas spirit, or if you’ve found another recipe you love for the Christmas holidays, please reach out and share your ideas with me! Or, if you tried this cookie recipe and enjoyed it please leave your feedback!
Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies Recipe
- ⅔ c. butter softened
- ⅔ c. white sugar
- ½ c. packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- optional spices: ½ tsp. cinnamon, 1 dash nutmeg, 1 dash all-spice
- ¾ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ c. uncooked quick cooking oatmeal
- 1 c. each raisins and coarsely chopped walnuts I also added some chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper. In large bowl beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla (and spices) at medium to high speed until fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low, add flour and oatmeal, increase mixer speed gradually and beat just until blended. Stir in raisins and nuts.
- Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough 2 ½ inches apart onto prepared sheets. Bake for about 17 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned and tops look dry. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.
These were delicious. Can you make them for your hungry husband sometime again? Pretty please?