When I was working in Canada my favorite cookie was the Oatmeal Apricot. It was quite addicting. Early this morning at 6 am I was craving these cookies but I did not have enough apricots. So I decided to throw in any dried fruits I had in the house. Also, I had Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks lying in my fridge for way to long so I decided to use them. I originally bought the vegan butter to make cookies for one of my vegan friends. But he decided to up and go and move to Los Angeles. The vegan butter is made with palm fruit, canola, soybean, flax and olive oil. It sounded awful to me but I like these cookies a lot better because there is a savory touch to it. I am eating one now as I type this blog post. You can use unsalted butter and they will spread more.
Oatmeal Mixed Fruit Cookies
1.)Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape often to avoid butter pieces in the cookies.
2.)Add the eggs slowly scraping often. Mix for another 2 minutes.
3.)Combine the oats and all the dry fruits together. You can use just apricots or add nuts or chocolate chips.
4.)Add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Do not mix the dry ingredients in completely. Do not over mix.Then add the dry fruits and oats. Mix until combined.
5.)Scoop or scale out each cookie to about 85g for large cookies. If you are using the Vegan Butter press down the dough because it will not spread at all!!
6.)Bake the cookies at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
What’s your favorite cookie? For me it really depends on my mood, the weather, the people I am with, and who’s making it. I really hope that it clears up this crazy Boulder Flood 2013.