Last Saturday, I was invited to a housewarming by my friend Elsa. I asked her if I should bring anything and she asked if I could make some cookies.
Yes, yes of course I could make cookies.
The recipe is adopted from the cookie recipe found under the lid of the Quaker Oats Old Fashioned container.
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened but not close to melting
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional, but I always add it)
3 cups Quaker Oats old fashioned (can use quick instead, always uncooked)
1 package of Trader Joe’s Dark Sweet Cherries (or 6 oz of any dried cherries)
Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
Add oats and cherries. Mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Take care not to overcook. Cool 3 to 5 minutes on the cookie sheets before removing to completely cool on a wire rack. Store tightly covered.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.