I have adapted my favorite Oatmeal cookie to include all the things I love……
Dark Chocolate, Tart Dried Cherries, Oatmeal and Wheat flour.
1 cup Butter, you can use shortening or margarine-the texture might change a little though.
1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 half cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla paste- you can use extract if that is what you have.
3 cups oats
1 cup wheat flour, I have also used oat flour but you will need to add another egg
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate.
Cream softened butter together with the sugars. Add egg and beat together, add vanilla paste and mix.
Mix flour, salt, baking soda and powder. Add to wet ingredients.
Add oatmeal, cherries and chocolate.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
The reason I use wheat flour is the slightly nuttiness the flour gives to the cookies.
Use can use any type of flour in this recipe but if you use oat flour you will need a little extra moisture.