I discovered something this weekend, something I probably should have known. It turns out I can no longer stay out till 4 AM without suffering any consequences.
I was out for my friend Steph’s bachelorette party. I had a great time, and I hope she enjoyed her “last night of freedom”.
Unfortunately, even though I didn’t have much to drink, I was completely exhausted the next day. I had a busy day planned to so forced myself to get up early. The people at Eat In Eat Out Magazine have been kind enough to include I’ll Have What She’s Having in their Holiday edition. I need to submit two holiday recipes to them, so I planned to make at least one dish last weekend. But I was tired and cranky and really not in the mood for a holiday style dish.
I wanted something easy and comforting. I wanted a cookie. And a glass of milk.
So that’s what I made. A simple oatmeal cookie, the kind of cookie that brings back memories of childhood and makes everything better. These cookies are crispy on the outside with a chewy center. The sour cherries are a great contrast to the sweet cookie, and the cardamom adds a touch of warmth. I had them with a glass of milk, and then I took a nice long nap.
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 F
- In a medium bowl, stir the oats, flour, cherries, baking soda, salt and cardamom together. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using about a tablespoon of dough per cookie, and drop them two inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.