Holiday Recipe and card


Everybody loves my Cranberry Oatmeal cookies. It’s the only thing I bake aside from Pumpkin Cheesecake and Thanksgiving and cupcakes for my kids Birthdays. I have a friend who hosts a party every Christmas and I honestly think if I did not show up with a few dozen, she would not let me in the door. These cookies are quick and easy to make. They are even better packaged up in this adorable Berry basket from Lifestyle crafts with some ribbon and accent! I hope you will enjoy baking them for your friends and family.


Using the Lifestyles Craft Berry basket die create your basket with a sheet of the Caroling patterned paper from our North Pole collection. Place cookies in a cellophane bag and tie ribbon to secure. Add tag and finish with snowflake accent and button.


Make card from Berries cardstock by cutting sheet at 5  x 12 and score at 6″.

Cut Holy Jolly pattern paper at 4 3/4 X 5 3/4 and adhere.

Cut a strip of Caroling at 2 1/2 X 4 3/4 and adhere

Punch a strip of white cardstock at 1 1/2 X 4 3/4 with your favorite border punch design and adhere.

Use your favorite Plain or fancy circle die to accent our Christmas tag using 3D pop dots to adhere.

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


•             1/2  cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

•             3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar

•             1/2  cup granulated sugar

•             2  eggs

•             1  teaspoon vanilla

•             1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour

•             1  teaspoon baking soda

•             1  teaspoon ground cinnamon

•             1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)

•             3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

•             1  cup raisins


Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful’s onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


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