Harvest Spiced Oatmeal Cookies - Recipe (aka, cookie has photo shoot)

4:40 AM

Have you ever noticed that blogging as tuned your computer photo album into a maddening chaos for your husband... or is that just mine. My hubby will be trying to find a photo of him and our sons to post as his Facebook profile picture when he runs into about 50 pictures of the same dang cookie, pie, or appetizer sitting on various plates and locations throughout our home. 
He thinks I'm going loony... I'm starting to see his point. 

Harvest Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup craisins 
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin spice, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely. Store in airtight container. and try not to eat them all yourself like I did. Still getting dirty looks from my kids.

Awww... aren't they just adorable?!


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  1. But the pictures are so nummy. Lol--I totally understand what you're talking about. Last night, I started deleting. Figured I didn't need a lot of those pictures anymore.

  2. Oh my!! I so agree. Someday I should probably delete all my food and my craft pictures...but leave the preschool craftiness. Funny how before blogging I did NOT take 300-500 pictures a month!

  3. I am so making these this weekend! Looks to me like they contain something out of all the food groups! That just has to make it healthy! (Well, at least more healthy than the Oreo truffles that I am making later!)


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