This recipe began as chocolate chip raisin oatmeal. When I ran out of chocolate chips, I decided to try white chips. And then raisins didn’t seem right anymore. I tried dried cranberries, and this cookie was born. The day I made this recipe for the first time was a revolution in cookie making for our family. These were devoured. We made batch after batch and couldn’t get enough of them.
The flavor and texture of this cookie are created from a few key ingredients. A mixture of white and dark brown sugar, and, would believe it, a teaspoon of water? I found when I used all dark brown sugar the flavor was too strong, but the combination of the light and dark brown sugar gives the cookie a more robust flavor that is not overpowering. The teaspoon of water does something magic to soften the cookie and keep it soft. I like to pull mine out of the oven when they look almost done, but not quite. A little underdone with a golden blond color is perfect for a chewy cookie that stays soft.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 cup white chips
- 1 cup dried fruit of your choice (dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries are my favorites)
- Cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugars. Add vanilla, and eggs and beat until well blended.
- Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to butter mixture until combined. Mix in teaspoon of water and then the remaining dry ingredients.
- Stir in chips and dried fruit.
- Using medium cookie scoop, or generous spoonful drop on parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
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