This post comes to us courtesy of Samantha Hobbs Chulick, blogger at Cashmere Fog.
Cookie of the Day
Leading up to Christmas, we’ll be featuring one standout cookie recipe every day on The Blender. See them all here — let the holiday cookie exchanges begin!
Waking this morning to below freezing temps, I filled my teacup to the brim with steaming lavender earl grey tea and headed to the kitchen. In my opinion, there is no better time to indulge in some baking than when snow is lightly falling outside your frosted windowpane. I called my grandmother, Maccie (a baking genius) and asked for an heirloom cookie recipe. And she didn’t disappoint. She emailed over a scanned copy of her Aunt Cloe’s handwritten recipe for oatmeal cookies and I went to work.
This antique recipe produces soft, chewy oatmeal cookies that are made even better when paired with Christmas carols. So go deck the halls, dance like a sugarplum fairy, and rock around the Christmas tree. It’s December and baby, its cold outside.
Aunt Cloe’s Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup Crisco or butter
2 cups sugar
4 cups oats
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
10 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbs. milk
1 cup milk
1 cup raisins
Sift flour, baking powder, and cinnamon 3 times before adding both milks and baking soda. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix raisins into dough, combining well. Cover, and chill dough for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before consuming. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
About the author: Samantha is a graduate student studying food & wine writing in the Midwest. Originally from California, her work has appeared in Santa Barbara Magazine, Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian, and Farm Journal. She has also been featured on her local NPR station as a wine expert. She believes that every girl should always have a bottle of bubbly in her fridge – in case of emergencies and impromptu celebrations.