12 Days of Cookies: #12 - Santa's Special Cookies

#12 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland Dairy is from Elaine Hrdy-Straka. Each of the 12 winners gets a year of free milk from Hiland Dairy.
User Submissions Modified: December 12, 2012 at 10:47 am •  Published: December 13, 2012
#12 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland Dairy is from Elaine Hrdy-Straka.
#12 top voted cookie in our “12 Days of Cookies” contest brought to you by Hiland Dairy is from Elaine Hrdy-Straka.

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 T. HILAND UNSALTED BUTTER, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on mediium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, craisins, walnuts and chocolate chips; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

After cookies are cool combine 1 tablespoon HILAND milk, 1/4 tsp. vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Store tightly covered. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


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