Holy Ghost Cookies

/ Sunday, July 22, 2012 /


One fine day I was looking for something to bake for my darling neighbors. After scrummaging through my baking goods in my very unorganized lazy susan...these babies came along! The minute your teeth sink into the soft and oaty brown sugary fluff of these oatmeal cookies, you will have come to realize that your life is forever changed and every void you've ever had will finally be filled - hence the name... "Holy Ghost Cookies"- I highly recommend you make these cookies... like tonight. But please don't be like me and eat thirteen of them, share them with someone you love! :-) 



1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins (and/or nuts-optional)

(Makes approximately 36-60 cookies, depending on how large or small you make them.)

1. In a medium bowl,  cream together white sugar, butter, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. 

2. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. If you are using nuts or raisins, mix into dough, combining well. Steal a spoon full of the dough.. obviously just to taste and make sure you didn't forget anything of course ;) Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough for at least one hour. 

3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Crease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. 

4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

5. INDULGE!!!! ;-)


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