Sometimes, when I can't sleep, I bake.
It's normal? Right?
Everyone makes cookies at 7am, on a Monday?
Hmmm, no? Just me?
These cookies happened Monday morning
I was thinking of cookie ideas during my run
(again, totally normal!)
And thought of the delicious Oatmeal Raisin + Chocolate Chip cookies I recently made...
and came up with this delicious combination
Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies!
(slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen)
(makes about 24 cookies)
1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, softened (I use salted butter)
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, cherries and chocolate chips.
Set dough in fridge to chill for a bit (according to SK this makes them fluffier. I used this time to clean up the kitchen, do a load of laundry...) after about 30 minutes, Preheat oven to 350(F) and form the dough into little balls and set on lined baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes
When done, move to cooling rack, let cool for 30minutes.
(according to Patrick (the 13yr old I babysit), these cookies are "like little nuggets of heaven")