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Do you still have cranberry cravings? These Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies will be sure to satisfy them. These pretty, ruby speckled oatmeal cookies are not only delicious, but make a wonderful addition to you holiday table. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies also make a wonderful hostess gift. Tie them up with a ribbon or gift them in a pretty box, they are sure to be enjoyed!cranberry oatmeal cookies


Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies




1 ½ cups of butter

1 ¾ cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 ½ Tbsp. honey

2 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt

2 cups flour

18 ounces old-fashioned oats

12 ounces fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

½ cup raisins

Finely chopped zest of 1 orange

1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped walnuts




Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and salt and beat until smooth and creamy. Using a large wooden spoon or your hands, work in the flour and oats until well combined. Add the cranberries, raisins, orange zest and walnuts; mix until every thing is combined.


I used my Kitchen Aid mixer which did the job of mixing everything up really well.


With your hands, form the dough into patties that are ½ inch thick and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Bake the cookies until lightly browned but still a little soft at the center, 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 25-30 cookies.cranberry oatmeal cookies


These cookies are almost more like a soft granola bar and are not overly sweet. I’m trying to convince myself that they would be a wonderful addition to my breakfast. I did have to put some in the freezer or they would have been gone in a few days!cranberry oatmeal cookies


These cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead of the holidays.cranberry oatmeal cookies

This week we had a blizzard! Looks like spring will be delayed by just a bit.


We have lots of snow!

It snowed for two days and it was so beautiful clinging to every little branch. So what to do when you really can’t do much outside? Make cookies! This recipe has been a family favorite for years. They are delicious, with a buttery cinnamon flavor. Perfect with your afternoon tea.


1 cup butter
1 ½ cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 ¾ cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar

Cream the butter with 1 ½ cups sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and continue beating. In another bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minute. Position the rack in the upper third of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degree. Mix the remaining ½ cup sugar and 1 ½ tsp cinnamon in a shallow dish. Shape the dough into 1” balls and roll in the sugar mixture.


Roll the cookies in the cinnamon mixture.

Arrange on your baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.


Arrange cookies on the cookie sheet.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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Perfect with your afternoon tea.


Ready to enjoy!

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Over the holidays I was introduced to a treat that I will definitely be making again!

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Ronda Rolls

We had a houseful over Christmas and our son-in-law’s mother was able to join us which was a real blessing. I enjoyed spending time with Martha  and getting to know her better. It was fun to show her where we live here in Vermont. She is from the west coast!

Not only did I enjoy Martha’s company but she made some awesome cookies for us that were delicious! We even decided that they were good for breakfast as well!

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Bakers busy at work!

The recipe is an easy one and I understand they freeze well, although we weren’t able to freeze any as they disappeared quite rapidly!

Ronda Rolls
4 c. flour
1 lb. butter
1 pt. sour cream
1 ½ c. sugar
1 ½ c. ground walnuts
2 tsp. cinnamon

Cut butter into flour until fine. Blend in sour cream and chill overnight. (May mix dough with mixer.) Divide dough into 4 or 5 parts. Roll each into 9 inch circle. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar, nuts, and cinnamon. Cut into 12 to 16 wedges.

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Dough all ready to roll the wedges!

Roll from wide end. Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

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Ready to enjoy!

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I try to make most of my cookies from scratch but this recipe is quick and delicious. In a matter of minutes you can mix up a batch of doubly good cookies using two flavors of easy cookie mix, oats and chocolate candies. They don’t last long in our house!


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Cookie Mixes and Oats

Monster Cookies

1 pouch Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1 pouch Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
1 cup better, softened
3 eggs
2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate candies

Heat your oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl stir all ingredients together except the candies. When the dough is well-mixed stir in the candies.

On an ungreased cookie sheet place heaping spoonfuls of your cookie dough about 3 inches apart.

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Place cookie dough on baking sheet.

Bake 12-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes, then remove form the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. Cool completely. Store in a covered container at room temperature. These cookies also freeze well.

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Monster Cookies

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If you are a gardener be sure to head over to my contest page and enter the Garden Giveaway! In September I was accepted to take part in the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. What an honor! My challenge was to make 5 recipes using grain milled flour using my new WonderMill Grain Mill.

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WonderMill Grain Mill

For each recipe I had to write a blog post. I have been using a WonderMill Grain Mill for years and milling my own flour has been something I’ve really enjoyed. I purchase organic wheat berries and grind my own flour regularly, this enables me to have the freshest flour possible.

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Grinding wheat berries.

The first recipe I will share I’ve had for as long as I’ve been grinding wheat berries! It’s from my dear friend Judy.

Judy’s Famous Cookies

¾ cup butter (or use ¼ cup butter, ½ cup applesauce)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 egg
¼ cup water
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups oats
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter (or applesauce), sugars, egg, water and vanilla. Add oats, whole-wheat flour, salt and soda. Add coconut and raisins.

If necessary, add another ¼ to ½ cup whole-wheat flour for a stiffer dough.

Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

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Ready for the oven.


Let cool on a wire rack.

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Cookies cooling.

Store in an airtight container.

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Ready to enjoy!

These cookies can also be frozen to enjoy later.

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Cookies ready for the freezer.


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This recipe is a favorite of our oldest son. He’s just finishing up with his finals and will be home soon to enjoy a full cookie jar!

Molasses Crinkles

(Makes 4-5 dozen)

¾ cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
¼ cup molasses
2 ¼ cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp salt

Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.

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Butter, sugar and molasses

In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

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Wrap and chill dough.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

Roll teaspoonfuls of chilled dough into balls.

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Cookie dough balls

Dip the tops in sugar and place on your cookie sheet, sugar side up.

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Unbaked cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack. These cookies freeze well.

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Molases Crinkles


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