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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

December 12, 2022

As a kid, my sister and I could hardly wait to grab mom's mixing bowls, crack open the chocolate chips and fill our chubby little cheeks with as many chocolates as humanely possible while avoiding the ole evil eye from mom. We'd carefully place all the ingredients and cooking materials we'd need to help mom complete the task of baking our favorite Christmas cookies. Most important... two spatulas for taste testing. 

Mom played point making sure the baking process was a success while we made sure the tastes were all spot on. Ohhh, man. I can still smell them. Mom's Monster Christmas Cookies. All those delicious holiday flavors dance together to make the perfect, most satisfying cookie on the planet. I don't do this very often but seeing as though it's the holidays and I'd prefer to stay off the naughty list... I'll make an exception for all our favorite Capital Homes sweet lovers and share the secret recipe! Just don't tell mom, Piper and Hailey leaked her recipe.


  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 2 cups Oats, old fashioned
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Brown sugar, dark
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Pretzel sticks, mini
  • 2 sticks Butter, salted
  • 1 1/4 cups Holiday M&M's
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks 


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla until combined. Beat in the eggs and 1 egg yolk, 1 at a time, until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat in the oats.
  • Fold in 1 cup of the M&M's, the pretzels, chocolate chips, and white chocolate.
  • Roll the dough into ¼ cup size balls. Place each ball 3" apart on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake another 2 minutes. Pull the pan out and push the remaining M&M's into the cookies. Bake 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. 
  • Enjoy!

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Rich & Debbie Broken Arrow, OK | Aspen Crossing Patio Homes

"As we all know, time goes by and things change, just like us. In search of the next big chapter of our life and retirement officially at our fingertips ... we found ourselves in Broken Arrow looking for a perfect new community for our later years in life. 

Being close to others, having plenty of room and being able to laugh and have our morning coffee on our front porch are just some of our favorite things. We wanted to have neighbors over to play games and visit and this was the perfect place to do that. We love feeding the local pets as they sauté down the streets and making friends with our neighbors. 

The ease of not having to take care of hardly anything has been wonderful. A new home, a retirement community and peace of mind knowing we had a community of folks just like us sounded like a little slice of heaven. It has been 3 years now and we are settled into our daily routine. Giggling on our front porch, cooking our favorite foods, putting together puzzles and enjoying the simple things in life."


Rich & Debbie Broken Arrow, OK | Aspen Crossing Patio Homes

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