Spiced Cardamom Oat Cookies
Hints of maple, cardamom, ginger and oats bring all the warm feels with these Spiced Cardamom Oat Cookies, perfect for any evening around the fire.
Have you started planning your cookie boxes? Maybe this is your first year and you want to start on a small scale and do a few boxes for close friends, that sounds perfect. Don’t be nervous or scared I will walk you thought the whole processes right here in this post. All the info and links you need to send those cookies boxes out into the world putting smiles on everyones face.
Most people feel you can only have peppermint and chocolate in your holiday cookies boxes. I am a huge fan of a taking a traditional cookie such as an oatmeal cookie and adding a few extras spices to give it a real glow-up.
Holiday Cookie Box 101
- First step is to decide about how many cookies boxes you want to deliver. If this is your first year doing cookies boxes start small, maybe just 4-5 boxes to close friends or family or maybe a neighbor that just had a baby. These are the boxes I will be using this year.
- The next most important part is figuring out how many types of cookies are going in your box. These can be cookies, bars, candies or maybe you have a signature loaf cake everyone loves. You can do any amount that feels comfortable to you, again you only need to put a few of each type of cookies in the box. So if you have 5 different cookies you would put anywhere from 3-4 of each type in the box. The idea is to give everyone a small sampling of a few different treats.
- The game changing tip is to start baking your cookies asap! So many people get overwhelmed with the idea that they have to mix, bake and deliver all the cookies in the same 24 hour period. This is not possible unless you have a large army of people helping you. What you can do is start making the cookie doughs weeks in advance wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer. This will allow you to make all the kinds of cookies you need ahead of the time you need them.
- Next step is plan out the days you are delivering the cookies, you can do them all on the same day or split it up over a few days so you do not feel overwhelmed. Once you know how many boxes you are delivering on each day all you have to do is count the number of cookies you need for those specific boxes on those days and bake just what you need. If you have 5 boxes you are delivering on Saturday and each box has 4 types of cookies you will need to bake 20 of each kind of cookies for that delivery day. (This sounds like one of those crazy math logic problems! lol)
- Last step you have to do it bake and deliver. They best way to do this is to pull out the cookies you want to bake out of the freezer the night before and put them in your fridge. Then when you wake up bake those cookies off so they have enough time to cool before you package them up and start delivering them.
- Don’t forget to remember to have fun and enjoy the process. Baking goodies and delivering them to people you love brings a smile to everyone. No matter how many treats you decide to make or how many boxes you deliver I promise you hearts will be warmed and joy will be delivered.
Cookies are not the only thing that can go in your holiday boxes, here are a few other ideas:
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 ¼ cups oats
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cardamom
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp allspice
- 10 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice set aside.
- In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer combine butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Combine for 3-5 min until fully mixed together. Add the egg and mix again. Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl while mixing. Next add the vanilla and mix again.
- Next mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture, do this in two separate sections so the flour does not fly out of the bowl.
- Scoop the dough with a spoon or ice cream scoop and place on the lined cookie sheet, you will need to chill these in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 min then spin the cookie sheet and bake for another 6 minutes. Cool before enjoying.