Congratulations to the winner of our Home for the Holidays cookie recipe contest—Emily McBee from Olathe, Kansas!!! Her recipe for ‘McBee Cookies’ won the hearts of our judges, and it was a tough choice too—we had a ton of entries!! Thankyou Emily for sharing with us and if any of you have a great cookie recipe you would like to share, be sure to enter our newest cookie recipe contest High Time for Tea Time Cookies!!

 

McBee Cookies

½ cup rolled oats

2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. cinnamon

1 cup butter, softened

¾ cup brown sugar, packed

¾ cup granulated sugar

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. lemon juice

2 eggs

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind oats in food processor or blender until fine. Combine ground oats with the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and lemon juice in another medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture and blend well. Add the chocolate chips and nuts to the dough and mix by hand until ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Place on waxed paper and roll into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Put in freezer for a few hours until hard.
  6. Take log out of the freezer unwrap and cut into circles about ¼ inch thick and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until cookies are light brown and soft in the middle. Store in a sealed container when cool to keep soft.