Ginger Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

  • ⅔ cup soft salted buttergingercherry oatmealcookies
  • ½ cup packed golden brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 ounces walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 6 ounces dried cherries *
  • 2 ounces crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray. Cream butter through vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed until thoroughly mixed. Add flour through nutmeg and mix well, scraping down sides if necessary. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Divide into 24 portions and place on sheets, about 2″ apart. Bake 9-11 minutes (I do 10), until the cookies are barely brown on the bottom. Let stand on sheets for 2 minutes; place on wire racks to cool. Cover and store at room temperature. Makes 24.

* Pretty much any other small, dried fruits will also work fine.

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