With the holidays the Secret Recipe Club takes a break the last two Mondays of December and first two Mondays of January. But that didn’t stop 60 of us from partaking in a virtual cookie swap – SRC style. That means we kept to our “secret santa” style assignments but mixed up the groups and limited recipe selection to cookies only! As luck of the draw would have it, I was assigned a blog I’ve already had for a normal SRC reveal day – The More Than Occasional Baker.

During my August post we were busy with just having moved from Florida to Ohio and I followed her tutorial for homemade vanilla extract. And now I get to put it to use! (I mean, I’ve been using it, it’s already half gone!) But I get to use it in one of her recipes!

As can be expected from the more than occasional baker Ros, there were plenty of cookie recipes to pick from. Her Double Chocolate Cookies look addicting and her Leftover Frosting Cookies intriguing. I ultimately decided to go with her Oat and Cranberry Cookies. (I did substitute raisins as that’s what I had in the pantry.)

I had to convert the ingredient list and grew nervous when the mixture I was looking at in my stand mixer resembled granola. I frantically looked back over the recipe and realized I forgot the eggs! I don’t recommend adding eggs last, but luckily the cookies still turned out! I got 3 dozen large cookies from this recipe.

**Oatmeal Raisin Cookies**

*Ingredients:*

- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 3/4 C brown sugar
- 1/3 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 C old fashioned oats
- 1 C raisins

*Steps:*

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter with both sugars. When fluffy, add eggs one at at time until incorporated.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add to wet ingredients in two batches, mixing until combined.
- Mix in the oats and raisins.
- Spoon dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. (Because of my egg mishap I had to press the dough together with my hands before placing on cookie sheet.) Bake 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

*This recipe is adapted from Ros at http://themorethanoccasionalbaker.blogspot.com/2011/11/oat-and-cranberry-cookie.html *

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Always a favorite in my house~Happy Holidays~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Same to you!

Oatmeal cookies are always popular at our house!

They’re the humble cookie no one thinks about, but everyone loves.

I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. You picture looks so nice and festive. Btw, I was assigned your blog for the cookie carnival and I tried out your Ginger Molasses Cookies and they were lovely. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe Lauren.

Thank you so much. I always struggle with food styling. 🙂

I haven’t made these in ages! They look wonderful!

Thanks

Delicious! I love oatmeal cookies. Perfect for Santa =o)

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Indeed, he needs a change up from chocolate chip every now and then!

Oatmeal cookies are my all time favorite!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy holidays!

One of my favorite cookies to make for the holidays! Happy Holidays!

Same to you!

Yum!! Nothing like a good classic!!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy holidays and happy cookie reveal day!

I’m glad you got to use the homemade vanilla extract which reminds me that I need to make more! The cookies look really good – can’t tell that you added the eggs in at the last minute!

I’ll need to make more soon too!

That looks so yummy!! I love pretty much any version of a cookie with oatmeal in it. 🙂

Thanks, happy holidays!

This looks like a great cookie, especially with homemade vanilla extract. Everyone likes oatmeal cookies. Great SRC post

Thanks

Glad your cookies still came out so well! So pretty. I still need to make homemade extract.

I thought you do make your own!

I just bought all the ingredients for oatmeal raisin cookies – now just need to find the motivation to make more cookies 😀

Santa? 😉

We get so busy going all fancy that we forget about the good, homey, old fashioned recipes that we loved as kids. Thanks for the reminder.

Hugs!

What a wonderful choice, and how cool that you could close the loop on the vanilla =)

Yea! That is pretty fun, isn’t it. 🙂

These are my mom’s favorite. I might have just found her stocking stuffers. Thanks!!

Oh, what a great idea! Merry Christmas.

Beatiful oatmeal raisin cookies. A delicious holiday treat.