Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Almost Over (?) Oatmeal Cookies

Mitt won Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, Idaho, Vermont and Alaska...but it's not quite enough to make him the official GOP winner.

Almost Over (?) Oatmeal Cookies
Two dozen cookies

Toasted pistachios and dried cherries make these cookies sufficiently delicious!

3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. each salt, baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup each granulated sugar, packed brown sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup toasted finely chopped pistachio nuts
3/4 cup dried cherries

Heat oven to 325°F.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; set aside.

Beat butter and sugars in medium bowl with electric mixer 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg.  Add flour mixture and beat until blended.  On low speed blend in oats, nuts and cherries.

Use 2 Tbsp. size cookie scoop to portion cookies on parchment lined baking sheets.  Flatten cookies with glass dipped in sugar.  

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Transfer cookies to cooling rack using metal spatula.

Substitute raisins or chopped pitted dates for dried cherries.

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