12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Nana’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are sweet and chewy with the perfect ratio of raisins and oatmeal to cookie dough!
Flashback to Thanksgiving: I had baked and photographed 8 cookies (in addition to my regular job) in three days and, as I sat on the train to my grandparent’s house in Washington DC, I was in desperate need of cookie inspiration.
I begged Nana for some Christmas cookie recipes and she pulled out an old, well-loved Pillsbury cook-booklet called “Best Loved Foods of Christmas.” She flipped straight to the page with “Oatmeal Raisin Rounds” and said this was one of her and my mother’s absolute favorite.
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups rolled oats (quick cooking or old-fashioned*)
- 1 ½ cups raisins, packed