Monday, April 29, 2013

Red White and Blue Oatmeal Cookies

Patriotic always.  I love being an American.  My Grandparents came from other countries to this great land seeking the American dream.  They embraced the culture of America, but not forgetting their own. These cookies are a blend of patriotic colored dried fruits. Blended together to make a delicously tasty cookie.

Red White and Blue Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried coconut flakes
1/2 cup dried wild blueberries
3 eggs with the white thingies removed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup softened butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup vanilla bean sugar
2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups oatmeal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat the 3 eggs until well blended.  Add the dried fruit, vanilla and stir.  Set the egg and dried fruit aside.  Allow the fruit to soak in the egg mixture for about an hour. In another bowl cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the other dry ingredients together and mix well. Dough will be very dry. Add the dried fruit egg mixture and mix together.  The dough will still be on the dry side.  Add the oatmeal until well combined. Form balls of dough using a teaspoon.  Place dough balls on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are set.

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