Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cookies and Reindeer Days

Like most families, we have certain cookies and other delectables that I have to make each year for Christmas.  One of the cookies that I've baked every year, (I was a December college graduate, and I remember going home from my graduation and baking these) are these fabulous chocolate chip cookies.
When you read the recipe...you'll see what I mean.

Tomorrow at school is the 11th reindeer day...we are doing one special reindeer day each day of December for our staff...so all staff members will get two homemade cookies in their boxes with a note from "Comet" tomorrow. Also, in conjunction with our behavior system, some students have won a "cookie break" with me, and I'll bring these for our break.

In the mixer:
2 C (a whole pound!) of butter (not margarine)
2 C white sugar
2 C brown sugar
4 eggs
2 t. vanilla

In a separate large bowl mix:
4 C flour
5 C oatmeal
1 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda

Mix all ingredients together and add:
2 bags of chocolate chips
6 Hershey bars crunched up
3 C chopped nuts

Place golf ball sized balls on cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.  Cool a minute or two on the cookie sheet before removing them individually to the cookie rack.  The recipe will make close to 8 dozen.


My granddaughter "helped" me make these.  She's getting in on the family traditions at the young age of two.  The house smells heavenly. What fun!

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tradition. Sounds just yummy! I love the doily over the cake plate. Did you make it?

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  2. They look so good! Have a great week!

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  3. Hi Kimberly! I'm so glad you came to visit me..it made me realize I haven't been here in awhile.

    I scrolled down and saw your courthouse. It's so beautiful! My dad lives in Lockhart and I was down in your area last week. We went to the Historic Homes tour in Gonzales. It's amazing! That's the 2nd year we've done it. Looks like your town would have many great things to see too. :) Those courthouses built with German influence are just breath taking.

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Thank you for your sweet comments!