Hello, hello. I can't believe it's Friday already. Despite what it looks like here on the blog, I've been eating healthy! It's been a big challenge, but I'm already feeling better. Eating healthy doesn't always mean depriving yourself of treats that taste great, so I definitely savored one of these Blueberry, Cherry & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies that I made for my knitting group a few weeks back. They were a big hit!
I know that dried blueberry, cherry, and cranberry may seem like a strange combination, but they really do taste great together! Give these cookies a try today; you won't be disappointed. Promise.
Blueberry, Cherry & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup dried blueberries, cherries, and cranberries (or any other dried fruit combo)
Cream together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir this mixture into the wet mixture.
Chill the dough for at least 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350* F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a Silpat).
Place rounded scoops of cookie dough onto the baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown at the edges. Cooking time will depend on how long your cookie dough was in the freezer.
Let cookies sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
*Recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen.
Hope you all have a great weekend :)