Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent Calendar - December 8 - Christmas Cookies

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This is the season of the cranberry and I love finding recipes for, and then baking, different kinds of cranberry cookies. This recipe is for “cookies-in-a-jar” that you can give as a gift. When I first found this recipe, I gave it as a present to my niece’s husband for Christmas, along with some Pillsbury dough boy potholders! Enjoy!

Cranberry Hootycreeks

In the jar:
½ c. and 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ c. rolled oats
½ c. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
½ c. dried cranberries
½ c. white chocolate chips
½ c. chopped pecans

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Additional ingredients needed:
½ c. butter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. In medium bowl, cream together the butter, egg, and vanilla until fluffy. Add all other ingredients and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until edges start to brown. Cook on baking sheets or remove to cool on wire racks.

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) gives you an opportunity to write about and share your family’s holiday history 24 different ways during 24 days in December! Learn more at This post was originally published in 2011.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock

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