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Spoon River Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maggie Winters
Added: Monday, March 17, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar (can substitute light brown sugar)
cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cups flour
tsp. salt
tsp. baking soda
tsp. baking powder
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup dried cherries or cranberries chopped
cup or more of walnuts chopped
1 pkg. Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheet or sheet cake pan. Cream until fluffy the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to the creamed batter. Fold in the cherries, nuts and chocolate chips. Use a tablespoon to place cookies on cookie sheet. For bar cookies: press the dough down into the pan.

Drop cookies bake for 10-12minutes. Bar cookies bake approximately 20 minutes.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
long enough
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The perfect oatmeal cookie. Your friends and family will BEG for you to make these cookies again and again. The cherries/cranberries give it a surprise tart taste. Addictive. I am hooked.

 

 

 

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