Friday, April 18, 2014
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Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Cherries

Makes about 18 cookies (From The Book of Schmaltz by Michael Ruhlman)

3/4 cup schmaltz, well chilled or frozen

1/2 cup granulated sugar
 
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 
1 large egg
 
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
 
1 teaspoon kosher salt
 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 
1 teaspoon baking powder
 
2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)
 
2/3 cup dried cherries

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Cut the schmaltz into chunks and put it, along with both sugars, into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle. Mix on high until the fat is fluffy, 2 minutes or so. Add the egg, vanilla, and cinnamon and mix on low to incorporate.
 
3. Combine the salt, flour, and baking powder, and add this to the mixing bowl. Mix on medium to combine, 30 seconds or so. Add the oats and mix to combine. Add the cherries and mix to combine.
 
4. Shape the dough into golf ball-sized orbs and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten them to your desired thickness. (They won't spread much, but they will puff.) Bake the cookies until done, about 15 minutes.
 
 
Per cookie: 238 calories, 3 grams protein, 26 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams sugar, 16 grams fat, 25 milligrams cholesterol, 365 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber.
Tagged as: | Baked good; Cookie

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