Sunday, January 16, 2011

Very Berry Oatmeal Cookies

I saw this recipe a few weeks ago and have been dying to try it. So tonight, I finally made them. WOW! All I can say is WOW! They were absolutely delicious. If you like oatmeal raisin cookies, you will LOVE these. My husbands first words after trying one, "Those cookies are REALLY good!" I want another one just thinking about how delicious they were. Trust me, these will be one of your never fail recipes! 

Not to mention, for the forth of July, you can replace the raisins for white chocolate chips (now you have red white and blue cookies ... so festive).

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups oatmeal (rolled or quick cooking, not instant)
1 cup pecans, chopped (if desired)
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup dried blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla extract.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
4. Mix in the oatmeal, dried fruit, and pecans.
5. Spray a cookie sheet and place 1 1/2 inch dough balls 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10-13 minutes (I did 11). Cool on a baking sheet for at least 1-2 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack.

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