Monday, December 22, 2014

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries

I want to post this recipe here on my dessert blog, because I don't want to lose it.  These cookies are a favorite at our house. 

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries

·         2 ½ cups uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats
·         2 cups flour
·         1 teaspoon each: baking soda, baking powder
·         ½ teaspoon salt
·         2 sticks (1 cup) butter
·         1 cup each: granulated sugar, packed light brown sugar
·         2 eggs
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
·         1 ½ cups chopped walnuts
·         1 cup dried cherries (can substitute cranberries if you want)

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees; process oats in a food processor to a fine powder. Combine oatmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

2. Beat together butter and sugars in bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until combined; beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add dry ingredients, about 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in chips, walnuts and dried cherries.

3. Drop by tablespoons on greased baking sheets. Bake in batches until golden, about 10-12 minutes, rotating baking sheet after 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool.  

I hope you give these cookies a try - we just love them!!