|Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credti|
|Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit|
I made Oatmeal, Raisin, Candied Cherry Cookies over the holidays. When I lived in Louisiana, I would spend some holidays at Mrs. Shirley's house in Donaldsonville. She made the best food and desserts. She made a cookie similar to this once and I've been craving it ever since. My version turned out good, but not as delicious as Mrs. Shirley's. It has crisp edges, soft middles, and loads of flavor that would satisfy any palate. I should have call it, "gumbo" cookie - a little of everything is in it. I highly recommend making this recipe anytime of the year. Your friends and family would love them. Enjoy!
What's your favorite cookie?
Oatmeal, Raisin, Candied Cherry Cookies
1 c. butter, (softened)
1 c. granulated sugar
1. c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. old fashioned oats (uncooked)
1/2 c. walnuts (chopped), optional
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. candied cherries (chopped)
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth with a mixer; and then beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. In medium bowl, combine and blend flour, cinnamon, baking soda; and beat into creamed mixture.
4. Stir in nuts, oats, raisins, and cherries.
5. Scoop and place a tablespoonful onto a nonstick baking sheet.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
7. Cool and eat!
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