Everything cookies: Holiday edition.

Oats. Cranberries. White chocolate chunks. Pecans. Pumpkin-spice latté mix.
Cinnamon. Ginger. Clove. Nutmeg. Pumpkin-spice vodka…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Holiday cookie ingredients

Based on my recipe for Everything cookies. And more than a little holiday spirit.

And just to help you spread the festive cheer, this is a double batch.
(But it’s also easy to halve — and still generous at that.)

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Secret ingredient: One sachet of Starbucks pumpkin-spice latté mix*

225 g butter (at warmish room temp)
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla (or the other secret ingredient: 2 tsp pumpkin-spice vodka*)

2 + 1/2 cups of festive ‘stuff’ – I used craisins, chopped white chocolate and pecans
1 + 1/2 cups oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 175° C.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, spices and pumpkin-spice latté mix (no need to sift). Set aside.
  3. Chop the butter, then add it to the bowl of your stand mixer, with the sugars, and cream them together until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  4. Still mixing, add the egg and vanilla (or vodka).
  5. When the egg/vanilla is fully incorporated, slow down the mixer/beaters, and gradually add the flour mixture until fully combined.
    Holiday cookie dough
    (At this point the dough would melt even the Grinchiest heart.)
  6. Switch to a wooden spoon, and mix in the mix-ins (oats, nuts, chocolate, cranberries etc.).
    Holiday cookie mix
  7. Spoon out large, heaped teaspoonfuls of dough onto a baking tray, and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the cookies are browning at the edges, and golden and ‘dry’-looking all over.
  8. All to cool completely, and share them with the next person who says they’re stressed about the holiday season. Relaxed smiles will inevitably ensue.

*I know. The devil’s work. But trust me… in the cookie dough? It’s so good it’ll drive you crazy.

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