I was never a big fan of oatmeal cookies,.. until I had these. My friend Nicole’s grandmother makes them, and they are the BEST. I had her send me the recipe, so I could add it to my Cookie Project. “Nicole’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies” is what her grandmother titled them. I loved it and felt it was only appropriate to keep it (note: I just found out that this is a Martha Stewart recipe which explains why they are so amazing).
I implore you to try these. The toffee makes them crunchy and there is a kind of sweet & sour thing going on with the cherries & chocolate. I didn’t try to change this recipe to yield a smaller batch like I usually do, because I didn’t want to mess with perfection.
I think these just might have to be the third cookie I use for my ice cream sandwiches at my wedding… We shall see.
Nicole’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 c butter
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 3/4 c granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 c oatmeal
- 1 c dried cherries
- 1 c chocolate chips
- 1 c toffee bits
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda & salt.
- In a medium sized bowl, cream together the butter & sugar.
- Blend the egg & vanilla together with the butter mixture.
- Add the flour mixture and combine.
- Mix in the oatmeal.
- Add the rest of the ingredients & combine.
- Divide the dough in to thirds, and shape each ball in to a log.
- Wrap each log in saran wrap and chill for at least an hour in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the log in to slices 1-4-1/2" thick and place on a greased or a silicone mat lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.
- Cool & enjoy!