Sunday, July 15, 2012

Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Cookies

We went to a bbq at some good friends' house last night, and I wanted to take something different. I was thinking of Snickerdoodles, but then Melissa asked me to make cookies. This is the recipe I came up with. They were a HIT!

1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
3/4 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture and stir until well blended. Add dried cranberries and almonds. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Cool on a wire wrack.