The following post was originally published as part of a recipe swap on May 27 at Heather's French Press.
I am sharing with you today in case you missed them (and you really don't want to!) I made these as a treat when we were heading to my daughter's and son-in-law's to work on some projects. The guys (about 7) were siding the house and I painted the baby's room (a nice creamy yellow). These were gone in short amount of time... I'll need to make another batch soon!
Hi, I'm excited to be guest posting today as part of blog swap... if you are looking for Heather, click here to check out her post on my blog. She made an awesome treat!
A few months back I participated in a foodie penpal exchange and received a box of steel cut oats. I have to admit, I never heard of them. My go-to box was round with the Quaker Oats Man on it! But lately I have been using this box to make oatmeal cookies. The DIY Guy (my husband) really likes the texture that these provide. You can see the first time I used these at this post.
A friend of mine suggested using dried cherries instead of the raisins and chocolate chips instead of the nuts. So here is the latest version... Hope you enjoy!
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients (4 dozen)
- ½ cup Steel Cut Oats
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 ½ cups dried cherries, chopped
- 3/4 cup soft butter
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 ground cloves
- 3/4 cup white (or chocolate) chips
1. Place oats and water in a small saucepan, bring to boil, simmer for 10 minutes, remove from heat and add cherries.
2. Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
3. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla beating well and it becomes smooth.
4. Combine all the dry ingredients then add slowly to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.
5. Stir in the oat/cherry mixture and chips until mixed well.
6. Place on cookie sheet (~ 1 ½ Tbl) and bake for 10-12 minutes until light brown. Cool on wire rack.
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