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
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 4 dozen
- 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
- In a large mixer combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar beating until well mixed (light and fluffy)
- Add in egg, baking soda, salt, vanilla and mix well
- Add flour and combine until mixed
- Stir in by hand the oatmeal, blueberries, cherries and white chocolate
- Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes
- Meanwhile preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Form a small ball of dough (a bit larger than a walnut) and place on paper about 2" apart (I get 12 per sheet)
- Bake for 10 minutes or until edges of cookie are light brown
- Remove from oven and keep on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely
- 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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