Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cherry and White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Look what Eddie gave me!

It's my birthday/Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's gift...

So, I had to make something for him...


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups uncooked regular oats
2 (6 ounce) packages white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped (Baker’s)
1 cup sweetened dried cherries (Welch’s)

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in oats, white chocolate and cherries.

Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on pans; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 5 dozen

This is a good recipe for variations... Next time, Craisins instead of dried cherries, maybe macadamia nuts, how 'bout butterscotch chips and pecans?

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