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  There is something about the Holidays that make cookies even more delicious than normal.

Our staff here at Visit Muskegon, collectively have quite the sweet tooth! We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cookies with everyone as we gear up for the upcoming holiday weekend!

Meet Bob. Bob is Muskegon County’s very own Director of Development, or “the big boss”. Bob enjoys oatmeal raisin cookies (we suspect his wonderful wife can make a mean version of this classic cookie!)

I’m not sure about you, but when I think of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, I think of the classic “Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie” recipe on the inside of the Quaker Oat container. Check out the recipe below!

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies- makes about 4 dozen cookies!

  • 1/2 C. plus 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 3 C. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 C. raisins
  1. Heat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  4. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Onto Kristin! Kristin is our Tourism Coordinator, specializing in Group Tours! Kristin’s favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip.

You can’t go wrong with a traditional chocolate chip cookie! Invented at the Toll House Inn by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1938, the chocolate cookie was an experiment to change up the original butterscotch nut cookie the Inn had been serving with ice cream. Thank you Ruth Graves Wakefield… not sure what we would do without this classic cookie!

Here is Bernadette, Bernadette is one of two Sales Executives here at Visit Muskegon. Bernadette works with planners bringing in meetings, weddings and so much more!

Bernadette’s favorite Holiday cookie is Mexican Snowballs! Check out a recipe for these fantastic cookies below! Check out this link for a great recipe from Paula Deen!

Next is Caitlin, the newest member of our team and our Sports and Niche Sales Executive.

Caitlin’s Christmas would not be the same without Chocolate Crinkle Cookies! Check out this link for awesome recipe by Betty Crocker!

Last, but not least, meet Lynn and Cathy! These ladies are the beautiful faces you see when you come to visit our Visitor’s Center!

Cathy has many favorite holiday cookies. Among them are the popular Christmas Fruit Drop Cookies. Lynn on the other hand has fond memories of the Shortbread pinwheels with “the stale jelly” in the middle!

Now you know OUR favorite cookies, comment on our Facebook post to share your favorite Holiday Cookie!