Beach House Oatmeal Cookies

This lighter oatmeal cookie has quickly become Donna’s fave cookie.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups A/P flour
  • 1/2  cup Old Fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup dried berries

Preheat your oven to 375° (F). In a smallish bowl mix the flour, oatmeal, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

Whip the butter to make sure it’s uniformly soft. blend in the eggs, one at a time. Add the brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla, and blend them in until smooth. Slowly add the dry mix. Add the berries (I use a premix called “Berries and Golden Raisins” available at Wal-Mart, it has a good balance of cherries, cranberries, and golden raisins).

Roll the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon each, and bake on a cookie sheet for 8 – 10 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack for 4-5 minutes. Makes 0 – 50 cookies depending on how generous you are and whether your spouse comes into the kitchen when you’re distracted.

Protip: moisten you hands with clean water to keep cookie dough from sticking to your fingers.