Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oatmeal Cookies Red, White & Blue


Fruity Oatmeal Cookies | Cookie on the Front Burner

Oatmeal cookies happen to be one of the DIY Guy's favorite.  Me, well, I'm more of a chocolate chip cookie kind of gal.  But this past weekend was all about the dad's (right!) so I wanted to make him something to enjoy over the weekend.  I've tried different mix-ins before like pecans, coconut and of course chocolate, but these are definitely more on the fruity side with dried cherries, dried blueberries and white chocolate chunks.  A bit on the patriotic side and a lot on flavor!

I love baking treats and in the past, I have sent them to work with John.  Well, a few months ago, he started working for a new company (and retiring from his current job) that meant he had to work from home.  His former co-workers were happy for him and the new job but a bit sad the treats would be stopping.  I really need to surprise them some day and drop some off.  Right?


Oatmeal Cookies Red White and Blue

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal (quick or regular)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 4 oz. white chocolate bar (not chips) chopped roughly
Instructions
  1. In a large mixer combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar beating until well mixed (light and fluffy)
  2. Add in egg, baking soda, salt, vanilla and mix well
  3. Add flour and combine until mixed
  4. Stir in by hand the oatmeal, blueberries, cherries and white chocolate
  5. Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes
  6. Meanwhile preheat oven to 375 degrees
  7. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  8. Form a small ball of dough (a bit larger than a walnut) and place on paper about 2" apart (I get 12 per sheet)
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges of cookie are light brown
  10. Remove from oven and keep on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely
  11. Store in a container with a lid (I placed a piece of bread on the bottom of container and place some parchment paper over it before adding cookies)
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Fruity Oatmeal Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

Fruity Oatmeal Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

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11 comments:

  1. These cookies look amazing! This would definitely get me through the weekend :)

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  2. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite type of cookie and I love the addition of the dried fruit. They look so good!

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  3. These sounds so chewy and delicious!

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  4. The dried blueberries in these cookies are such a fab addition! Love it!

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  5. I love that you used dried berries instead of raisins. I could eat a big stack of these myself!

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  6. Perfection! There's something about oatmeal cookies.....and with the dried berries, I'd love them even more!

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  7. Oh gosh, if my husband started working from home, who would I get to eat all of my cake?! I LOVE these!

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  8. these are my kind of oatmeal cookies! they sound incredible!!

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  9. I'm thinking this would become my new favorite cookie!

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  10. I'm a huge oatmeal cookie fan, and I love the red, white, and blue twist!

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