The cookie you've been dreaming about...


Seize the moment and bake cookies! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart...

Enjoy--Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild--author: Becoming Santa and Looking for Santa (out late summer)

Cottage Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 or if using the Aga use the rack on the baking oven

2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil (also quite lovely with butter)

2 cups white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs (room temperature)

4 1/2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats--I use instant)

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices

1 1/2 cups craisins

1/2 cup coconut

1 cup pecans

1 cup white chocolate chips


Line 4 cookie sheets with silpats or parchment

Mix oil with eggs and sugars, add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Using a 3 inch ice cream scoop, place 6 scoops of dough per cookie sheet. Yes you could probably make them smaller, but I am not sure why...

Yield-21-24 cookies (not nearly enough)

Sometimes I freeze these thinking I will not eat them all so fast--quite good frozen

Bake 16-20 minutes until light brown but still rather pale in the center.

Let cool.




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