National Homemade Cookie Day

Oatmeal cookie dough Ina Garten Reciepe

Sometimes I just love social media. How else would you be able to find out it’s National Homemade Cookie day?!

I love baking. There is just something about a warm, soft cookie right out of the oven. I have been lazy, as of late, and making cookies using mixes. “Box” cookies are still super tasty but there’s something satisfying about baking from scratch.

Now I didn’t have a homemade cookie today, but I did make a couple batches a few weekends ago with some alpha class sisters. I made a variation of these Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from Ina Garten using what I had in my pantry. I mixed the dough as plain oatmeal cookies than I added chocolate chips to half of the dough and raisins to the other half.

Ina Garten Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Ina’s perfect cookies (Image from

Both cookies were delicious but the oatmeal raisin were really something special. I soaked the golden raisins in bourbon (a play on rum raisin) the night before and the Jim Beam added a unique flavor to the cookie. I think I used just enough for a subtle hint that makes you want to take another bite.

I think these Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies from Budget Bytes (I’m going to add chocolate chips) are the next cookie on my Fall baked goods to-do list (doesn’t everyone have one of those? Or is it just me). Follow my Pumpkin Spice Pinterest board to see more recipes that include Fall’s shining food star.

What’s your favorite cookie to bake? Or, better yet, eat?
Let me know in the comments!


3 thoughts on “National Homemade Cookie Day

  1. Erin

    So funny you mentioned National Homemade cookie day – I had no idea until reading your post! Coincidentally, I blogged about cookies today too! My favorite is White Chocolate Chip without any macadamia nuts. Yum!

    1. Joanie O. Post author

      You can find about anything on twitter! πŸ™‚ I love the white chocolate chip cookies with the nuts but now I want to try one without! Thanks for stopping by!

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