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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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English: Rolled oats Español: Copos de avena

English: Rolled oats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I made these for a Superbowl party this year and they were a huge hit! The original recipe called for cranberries, but I only had cherries on hand. I think that’s an even swap!

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
(makes about 3 dozen)

1/2 cup butter – melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp canola oil
1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups oats
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup dried cherries (or cranberries)

Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl.
Add eggs, oil, and vanilla and mix well.
Combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
Gradually add to the egg mixture.
Stir in the cherries.
Drop by tablespoon 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 2 minutes and then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

Enjoy 🙂

(And yes, I apologize for the lack of photos lately. Most of my future recipes have photos to go along with them. I’m hoping to get a nice camera at some point to work on my photography skills!)

(adapted from the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook)

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Oatmeal S’mores Cookies

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I made these for our Smith Night “O” Edition and they were very yummy indeed. This recipe is taken from the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook. I’m sorry that I do not have a photo of them…I need to get better with documenting photos of my cooking and baking. I would love a nice fancy camera for that! ::wink wink:: 🙂

Oatmeal S’mores Cookie
(makes about 6 dozen)

1/2 cup butter – softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips (could use semisweet as well)
1 cup mini marshmallows

In large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
Mix in the vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the sugar mixture and mix well.
Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until golden.
Cool for 1-2 minutes and move to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!