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Monday, January 2, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate Chips

As a thank you to some wonderful friends who hosted a New Year's party, I brought over a bag of oatmeal cookies that I changed a little by adding some dried cherries, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips; and substituted some of the brown sugar with date sugar. I was afraid oatmeal cookies may not have gone over well with everyone, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much everyone enjoyed them!

Preheat oven to 350. Recipe makes roughly 30 cookies.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup date sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • As many chocolate chips and dried cherries and cranberries as you can handle
Directions
  • Cream butter and sugar together; then beat in the egg, water, and vanilla extract until smooth
  • In a separate bowl, mix the oats, flour, salt and baking soda
  • Gradually stir the oat mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined
  • Place dough by the tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown
Enjoy!