Christmas Cookie Exchange~

Don’t you just love a Christmas Cookie Exchange? Cookies are my FAVORITE sweet treat so a cookie exchange is my idea of heaven.


After much thought, I decided on these cookies for the exchange!

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate CookiesCookie Exchange

These are my family’s ALL TIME favorite cookie. Now, this is a huge thing beeecause I have Celiac Disease and often times when I make gluten free food my little family says: I’m sorry Mom…sigh. BUT not so with these cookies! They ASK for these. Every one of them has told me that they’d rather have these cookies than ANY other homemade cookie! I had to tell you about them! They are gluten free but you can easily make them with regular all purpose flour and you’ll love ‘em!

This was not an easy choice sweet friends, because like I said, cookies are my favorite! I thought about making these

Snowball Cookies with toffee pieces and powdered sugar…recipe HERE

(If you have Celiac Disease I have a gluten free alternative)

toffee snowball cookies

Or these  Oatmeal Dulce-de-Leche-Marshallow Creme filled yummies!

Oatmeal dulce de leche cookie

And these  Peanut Butter Caramel Cookies are just dreamy…

(these are gluten free naturally for my buds with Celiac!)

christmas cookies

Or…these! Do you like thin, chewy cookies? If so, these Oatmeal Pecan Lacey Cookies are for you!

christmas cookies

And this oh-so-southern Toasted Pecan Praline Cookie is also one of my faves!

(these are gluten free naturally)

christmas cookiesBut in the end…these made the cut!

Cookie Exchange

Here’s the printable recipe for the Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies!

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate


  • *2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • (My favorites are Cup4Cup and King Arthur's Gluten Free all-purpose flours- You can also substitute Pamela's Baking Mix for the flour-just leave out baking soda!)
  • * 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • *1/2 Cup Certified Gluten Free Oats
  • (If you don't eat oats of any kind, simply add 1/2 cup more flour)
  • *1/2 Cup softened butter
  • *3/4 Granulated Sugar
  • *3/4 Dark Brown Sugar
  • *2 Eggs
  • *1 1/2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • (Nestle White Choc. Chips are GF)
  • *3/4 - 1 Cup Craisins
  • *2 Cups TOASTED chopped walnuts-don't chop too fine. They need to be bigger pieces!
  • (toast at 350* for 5 minutes-don't skip this step! )


  1. Whisk together flour and baking soda.
  2. Mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition
  4. Add flour mixture and oats and pumpkin pie spice-mix well
  5. Stir in chips, walnuts and cranberries-
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper****UPDATED: wet your palm and flatten your cookie- then pretty-up the edges so the cookie is nice and round :) GF cookies tend to be little lumps if you don't flatten!****
  7. Bake at 350* until brown-8 to 10 minutes
  8. ***
  9. Cool on wire racks & enjoy!
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Now for the rest of the cookies, visit my blog friends! I can’t wait to see what they’re bringing to the Christmas Cookie exchange!

Monday, Dec. 9th

The Everyday Home

Atta Girl Says

Southern Color

All Things Heart and Home

Deja Vue Designs

Shabby Art Boutique



Tuesday, Dec. 10th

Worthing Court

Town and Country Living

Lilacs and Longhorns

Inspiration for Moms

Mrs. Hines Class

Designers Sweet Spot


Wednesday, Dec. 11th

Marty’s Musings

Domestically Speaking

My Soulful Home

Sweet Pea

Our Southern Home

A Delightsome Life


Thursday, Dec. 12th

Cottage at the Crossroads


Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Country Design Style

House on the Way

Fresh Idea Studio


Friday, Dec. 13th

Confessions of a Plate Addict

Stone Gable

Create and Babble

So Much Better With Age

Cupcakes and Crinolines

The Happier Homemaker

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  1. My favorite flavors, Barb. I bet these cookies are fabulous. Thanks for inviting me to the virtual cookie exchange.

  2. Oops, I meant Robin!

  3. Kate Westman says:

    Sound delicious. How much pumpkin spice mix? (omitted in ingredients)

    • Kate, thank you I’ll fix that!!! I use 1/4-1/2 teaspoon but only add that in the fall when I’m in the mood for pumpkin spice! I made these just yesterday and didn’t use any of the spice and the cookies are just perfect! ox

  4. Stopping by from the Cookie Exchange! I love oatmeal cookies and these sound delicious! Pinning to try later :)

  5. My mouth is watering. Literally. I want the recipe for Peanut Butter Caramel cookies. Looks like our peanut butter cookies with a caramel square on top, maybe right when they come out of the oven??

    Can’t wait to try them!

  6. I shouldn’t have started this tour without bfast first. I’m really getting hungry. All these cookies look incredible. Happy to be on the tour with you. ~Jeanette

  7. Oh goodness- these sound just perfect! I have one boy so excited to let the baking begin! I’ll have to let him take a look and choose which one he’d like!

  8. Visiting your for the Cookie Exchange! Lots of yummy good recipes here to enjoy. I especially like the sounds of the Oatmeal Pecan Lacey Cookies!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  9. I adapted my oatmeal cookie recipe to include craisins and white chocolate chips back in the fall. Oh my! They were so good!! The walnuts would be delish too.

  10. My family would love these too! Oatmeal makes the best cookies!!! YUMMY!

  11. These look fabulous! These is going to be some major cookie baking going on when the kids get out of school! Thanks for sharing. :) ~Christy

  12. These look wonderful! Your photos are great! I’m excited to try the gluten free cookie- its hard to find a good wheat free recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These look fantastic for anyone with or without gluten! And I am definitely passing this on to my sis-in-law who is gluten sensitive. She will love to have you as a resource for baking/cooking!

  14. Thank you for a great recipe Robin. I’m going to make these for a friend with wheat intolerance.

  15. Oh yum! Love an oatmeal cookie!

  16. Robin these look fabulous!! Pinning :)


  17. Can I just say…yum! It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this cookie exchange with you! Have a Merry Christmas!

  18. Robin, these cookies sound delicious! They have all my favorite things: walnuts, white chocolate, oats, and craisins! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  19. They all look so good! Thanks for including the GF versions, I have celiac and watching everyone else eat Christmas cookies can get old. Need to bake up my own stash this year for sure! You gave me a lot of recipes to try! Thanks!

  20. These look so delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  21. Robin! Oh my goodness, all your cookies look so yummy! Honored to be in the exchange with you! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  22. These look delicious! My mom is on a gluten free diet so I think I’ll make these for her!

    • Megan, I promise she’ll love them! xo (and mostly she’ll love that you made them for her…I speak from experience, when my girls make me GF treats I’m so thankful xo


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