Gillian’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies

by BnB Finder | October 1st, 2013 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes

OatmealCookies_CraftsmanOatmeal cookies are a classic, made even better with raisins and maybe chocolate chips. This version takes it a step further, replacing raisins with dried cherries to give the cookies a tang that sets off the sweetness of the brown sugar and chocolate. Walnuts add some crunch. Gillian Kite is one of the innkeepers at the Craftsman Inn in Calistoga, California — right in the Napa Valley. If you’re touring the wine country, you’re invited to “Relax in your plush spa robes and indulge in a nightcap of Madeira with homemade cookies” — like these. If you can’t get away, try them at home.


Gillian’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies


  1. 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  2. ½ tsp. Mixed Spice
  3. ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  4. ¼ tsp. Salt
  5. 1 Cup Unsalted Butter ( 2 sticks ) at room temperature
  6. 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  7. 1 Egg, Beaten
  8. 1 tsp. Vanilla Essence
  9. 3 Cups Oats
  10. 1 Cup Chopped Walnut pieces
  11. 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  12. ½ Cup Dried Cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F
  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, mixed spice, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a freestanding mixer, with a whisk attachment, mix butter and sugar until softened. Add beaten egg and vanilla essence. Mix. Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drop tablespoons of dough, spacing them well.
  6. Cook for 16 minutes. Cool.
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