Holiday Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 12, 2011

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perfect for the holidays and therefore were perfect for me to send for the blogger cookie swap I am participating in (read about the cookies I recieved here and here).

There is just something about the spices in these cookies that make them better than regular oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

For the cookie swap I was matched with three bloggers from across the US and had to send them each a dozen cookies. Since I was making at least 36 cookies I doubled the regular recipe, which is my my pictures might look like there are a lot of ingredients. The recipe provided is only a single recipe and will make about 30 cookies, depending on the size of the cookies.

I adapted a recipe for these cookies that I originally found on the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere who got it from

First preheat the oven to 350. Sift 1 & 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves into a bowl and set aside.

Then mix 2 sticks softened unsalted butter (1 shown), 2 room temperature eggs, 1 & 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract (I used my whisk attachment on my kitchen aid to do this).

Sift the flour mixture again then slowly add to it to the butter mixture.

incorporating the flour

When combined, add 1 & 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 3 & 1/2 cup old fashioned oats.

mixed dough

Form the dough into a loaf, wrap it in wax paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop small dollops of dough onto a pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

The trick with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is that they don't necessarily look done when they are. Trust me, take them out after 10 minutes and let them cool on the pan. After a few minutes, move to a cooling rack and serve soon or wrap them and mail them to California, Oregon, or down the street in Atlanta like I did for the cookie swap!

So there you have it - my holiday oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

To package my cookies for the swap I wrapped them 3 at a time in plastic baggies and secured them with leopard paper and a bow. Then I managed to fit 12 of them in a tiny tin with a matching leopard Santa!

I also did something really fun to make sure the cookies didn't move around. Here is a sneak peak...

Look for the full tutorial this week!

I was so happy that I had a chance to send these cookies to Kate @ Passion for Life, Missy @ Cooking for Two, and Kristina @ Knuckle Salad. It was a fun chance to meet new people and inflict share my cooking skills with others!

Okay, wow.. this was a long post but hopefully you see how easy the cookies are to make and how much fun I had packaging them. If you are interested in participating in the cookie swap next year, check go here to sign up for more information!

Did you participate in the swap? What kind of cookies did you get?

To download the recipe go here.


  1. This is the third cookie post that I've read in a row. I really want cookies now!!

  2. it is a little like cookie porn :) we should all do an in-person cookie swap soon!

  3. With all the desserts I've been eating over the past week, maybe it's a good thing I didn't know to sign up this year! :)

  4. Oh boo, it looks like you still haven't gotten my cookies. I hope they're not lost somewhere in the country because the other 2 have been received :(

  5. This has got to be the 4th (I think... lol) cookie post I've read in a row now! Your cookies were the first I received, and they inspired how I shipped mine. So thanks for that, because if it wasn't for you, my poor cookies would have been shipped in lackluster tupperware :P

    I really loved the cookies, and the Christmas banner!! I'm so hanging it up in my bedroom so I have a little bit of Christmas in there :)

    Thanks again!!

    ♥ and harp strings,

  6. Yum! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my fave!


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