Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The First Cookie Exchange

When I was in college, for the last two years, I lived with my friend, Kara. Her mom makes the best oatmeal raisin cookies. The secret is the spice cake mix! (But you didn't hear that from me.) I've made several variations of this recipe. Last year, I used Craisins, dark chocolate, and walnuts. This year I used one cup raisins and one cup cranberries! No chocolate or nuts in this batch.

I have two cookie exchanges this year. We only need two dozen for the one today, but I need 10 dozen for the one next week ... not to mention I still need to come up with a finalized plan for the gifts for Kevin's office (I think chocolate dipped pretzels since they're quick and easy).

Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Preheat oven to 350

1 package spice cake mix
2 c. rolled oats
2 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. milk
2 c. raisins
1 c. nuts
1/4 c. dark brown sugar

Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper, though). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet about 1 minute, then remove to a rack to finish cooling. They will seem uncooked at first, but once they cool ... they're fine. And delicious!

1 comment:

Melisa said...

YUM! Brad loves oatmeal cookies! I should try it.