Hooty Creek Cookies

So, I've been a little absent here. For no good reason really, other than the daily grind of laundry, dishes, and other various motherly duties. I'm happy to report that there has been little sickness in this house despite all of the junk floating around. We've been busy with cooking, playing, crafting, and just having a jolly time altogether! Last night was our Thanksgiving supper at church. It's a chance for all of us to showcase what we have been Pinteresting, and it turned out quite lovely. I had big plans, but fell back on my tried and true Hooty Creek Cookies and mashed potatoes. In the spirit of baking and the looming holidays, I plan to offer a few recipes that came to me not through my dear friend Pinterest, but from my dear grandma {technically the Dude's grandma, but I claim her as my own} and some other lovely women in my life. If you can find these recipes on the internet it is news to me, they are straight from my recipe binder written on scraps of paper. So without further adieu

{From Mrs. Hi}

1 cup butter

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/4 cup flour

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup white chocolate

1 cup craisins

Cream the softened butter and sugars together. Add the vanilla and then the eggs one at a time. Blend until the mixture is nice and smooth. In another bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add this to the wet mixture in a couple of batches, waiting to add the next until the first is fully incorporated. Then mix in the goodies, oatmeal, white chocolate, pecans, and craisins.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

I've been bringing these cookies to family holiday gatherings since the Dude and I got married, and they have always been thoroughly enjoyed. These can also be given as a cute gift in a mason jar. You'll want to cut the entire ingredient list in half. Just layer everything except the egg, vanilla, and butter in a large mason jar and attach the recipe in some cute and creative way. {I'm sure you can come up with Pinterest  something!}

Just for fun, I created two printable to add to your mason jar gifts, one is Christmas themed and one is just cute! Click on the following links to open the PDF file for printing. Hootycreekprintable Hootycreekprintablechristmas

What are some of your favorite holiday go-to recipes?