Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cranberry apricot oatmeal cookies and a question

Cranberry apricot oatmeal cookies / Cookies de aveia com damascos e cranberries secos

I do love cookies – and you know that – and oatmeal cookies are really favorites of mine: besides being delicious there’s a whole “I’m eating something healthy” vibe behind them. :D
These, from one of my latest cookbook acquisitions (a very good one, by the way), have a touch of spices (yum) and three kinds of dried fruit (yum, yum): the cinnamon, ginger and cloves turn them into an even tastier kind of oatmeal cookie and the addition of cranberries, apricots and raisins is a good way to use up the dried fruit left from the holidays.

On a different note: have you watched “Cosmopolis”? I’ve started watching it last night but gave up after 30 minutes of the movie: as much as I love Cronenberg (he’s one of my favorite directors) watching Robert Pattinson act like a robot is oh, so tedious. Do you think I should go on and watch it till the end or should I spare one hour of my life and ignore it completely? :S

Cranberry apricot oatmeal cookies
slightly adapted from the beautiful The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle

145g all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon table salt
130g rolled oats
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
150g light brown sugar
85g granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
85g diced dried apricots
45g golden raisins
45g dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir in the oats.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, sugars and vanilla until light and creamy. Add the egg and mix to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally. In low speed, add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing just until incorporated. Mix in the apricots, raisins and cranberries.
Roll 2 leveled tablespoons of dough per cookie into a ball and place onto prepared sheets 5cm (2in) apart. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden around the edges. Cool in the sheets over a wire rack for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to the rack to cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen


Anonymous said...

Sorry, not familiar with Cosmopolis, Cronenberg or Robert Pattinson. My advice is to ignore it and watch something that makes you laugh. Old BBC comedy shows are usually good for that. Cheers Handy Andy

Laura (Tutti Dolci) said...

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite too :).

Patricia Scarpin said...

Andy, thank you for your comment!

Laura said...

Just got this cookbook and it everything look scrumptious! So do these cookies!

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

i would avoid Cosmopolis, yo. Heard that one was terrible.

Anonymous said...

Delicious cookies! Made these this afternoon. So good. A beautiful little cookie with the three dried fruits...just brilliant. Chewy, crispy, YUM! Only request I have - if possible to provide ingredients in American quantities...was a little tricky to have to switch to the gram converter to figure out quantities.

No matter - make these cookies without hesitation!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, there - I'm glad to know you like the cookies! As far as measures go, the following link might be useful: http://tkmeasures.blogspot.com.br/

Tks for stopping by and letting me know how the recipe turned out.

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