My Absolute Favorite, Best Ever Cookie Recipe

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My Absolute Favorite, Best Ever Cookie Recipe

my absolute favorite best ever cookie recipe

Lets face it the holidays conjure up for me images of my Mom in the kitchen making her famous fudge, or my Grandma who made the best cream cheese cookies which I will be sharing her recipe very soon it is fabulous and I make them every holiday season!  I don’t even attempt to make my Mom’s fudge I just can’t make it as well as her, and my Mother In Law makes the absolute best sugar cookies.  Yes these are all goodies and many of us wait for the holidays to get our hands on them.

This recipe has never ever failed me! It has always been a super, duper hit and I plan to make them for our staff Thanksgiving gathering next week so I will share it with all of you just in time for the holidays!  It is loaded up with yes fattening, but good wholesome, yummy ingredients!

My Absolute, Favorite, Best Ever Cookie Recipe


1 ½ C all-purpose flour

Dash of salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

1 C butter

½ C dark brown sugar

1 C sugar

1 Large Egg

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 C ground walnuts or pecans

1 C old-fashioned oats

1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

1 C. raisins but I often like to do half cranberries and half raisins…yes the cranberries make them look very festive! (For this particular recipe I only had a handful of raisins… you can see…;)…)


In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

At a low-speed, beat in flour mixture until blended.

Stir in ground walnuts, oats, and chocolate chips.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Grease 2 baking sheets.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly (The bottom of a mug works).

Bake cookies until lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer to flattened brown paper bags or wire racks to cool.

This dough also freezes well. Freeze dough balls on a cookie sheet and then put them in a freezer  bag in the freezer until ready to bake!

Thanks for stopping in! Look forward to seeing you again soon! I truly hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!  I wish you all a beautiful week until next time!


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PS: Gratitude No. 11 for November is that we live in a country where we can worship freely how we see fit with no fear of religious persecution.  What a blessing to land in the home of the free and the brave!

6 thoughts on “My Absolute Favorite, Best Ever Cookie Recipe

  1. Karen Lynn,
    These cookies sound perfect. I will be making some for my feast next week. Thank you for linking up your awesome recipes to my Thanksgiving Recipe Challenge. Thanks for blogging about Lisa’s cookie exchange blog hop. I am going there next. I am also gonna check out the recipes at Real Food Forager. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for linking up Karen and for bringing me a sample of these marvelous cookies! I am definitely making these this holiday season!

    The Way Grandmama Does it

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