Holiday cookies

Fun Holiday Traditions

The holiday season can be filled with chaos and lists with just one more thing (or ten) to do. One of the greatest things we have found that brings laughter, mess and yumminess is a cookie recipe that only comes out during the holiday season! And let’s be real, it doesn't feel quite like the holidays if we aren’t in the kitchen making yummy treats with the ones we love!

This year, find a recipe from Grandmother’s cookbook or your favorite Pinterest board and grab the kids. Let the flour spill, fingers get covered in dough, pour and laugh as you spend time together. These moments truly are the things they remember!

These cookies are one of our favorites and since they have flour, oatmeal and pecans, then surely they are almost a breakfast food, right?!

Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies


2 1/4 Cups Flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups softened butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans

Let's Get Baking!

  • Grease cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl
  • Cream the butter, add sugar, then the eggs and vanilla
  • Mix in flour mixture and oats
  • Next add in cranberries, chips and pecans
  • Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet
  • Bake for 8-10 mins
  • ENJOY!

Baking in the holiday season adds a little more magic to the kitchen! Be sure to take pics with your little ones and enjoy each moment, including the mess! For more tips on simple, sensible parenting for birth through toddlerhood, browse our Knowledge Center by age!

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