Monday, December 8, 2008

Oatmeal Cookies

I love baking cookies !! They are easy to make, don't take long to cook and I always get good results. Besides who doesn't love homemade cookies?? This is one of my favorite recipes, this time I made them with dried cranberries and they turned out really good. I have made them before with chocolate chips and dried strawberries but I think dried cranberries are the best so far. This recipe is supposed to make 20 - 24 cookies, although I always end up with about 16 cookies.

  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, strawberries, raisins) or chocolate chips

  1. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat to incorporate. Stir in the pecans, oats and dried fruit or chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, place on a greased cooking sheet 1 inch apart and flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers.
  4. Bake cookies for about 12-15 minutes at 350˚F or until light golden brown around the edges.
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