excluded erroneously.

i made oatmeal cookies today in preparation for our annual retreat to the friend's lake cabin for tara's birthday. i used the cookbook adam and i made ("Stuff We Eat") for holiday gifts as a guide. imagine my horror as i noticed that an essential ingredient was missing from the printed recipe!!! how embarrassing!!!! an email has been sent to all of the recipients of our cookbook, but i will also post it here just to be sure...

truth be told, i change the ingredients a little each time i make these cookies (although i NEVER omit brown sugar). this time i added cinnamon chips, which i recently discovered at the local grocery store, with the usual dried cranberries.

1¾ cups all purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
2 large eggs
2½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries, blueberries or other fruit
3½ cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)

preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
whisk together dry ingredients.
beat butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended and smooth.
stir in dried fruit and oats.
keep dough chilled until ready to bake.
drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. bake about 10 minutes, one sheet at a time, until cookies are lightly browned and almost firm when lightly pressed in the center. rotate sheet halfway through cooking time for even browning. remove sheet from oven and let stand until firmed slightly, about 2 minutes. transfer cookies to racks to cool.


  1. is your cookbook available online? i think i asked adam back at xmas time and he wasn't sure.

    have a nice weekend :)

  2. technically, the recipes are all publicly posted on tastebook.com (the hosting site that published our cookbook).
    unfortunately, the site is really not set up for searching recipes, so they are extremely difficult to find.

  3. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. And cranberries are eminently better than raisins. And brown sugar rocks!


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