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Cookie contest winner: Everything Christmas

December 14, 2010
  • Everything Christmas Cookie by Tricia Johnson won first place in the Herald-Mail Cookie Contest.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff photographer

1/2 cup almonds, slivered and toasted

2/3 cup brown sugar

10 tablespoons butter

2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon orange zest

2 teaspoons orange extract

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon allspice

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1 tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

On a cookie sheet, toast almonds in the oven for 10 minutes. Cream brown sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Add flour and oatmeal, baking soda, salt, zest and orange extract. Stir in cranberries, white chocolate chips and almonds.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool. Mix powdered sugar, allspice and cinnamon.

Dust cookies with sugar-spice mixture.

— Original recipe by Tricia Johnson of Hagerstown


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