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Oatmeal and fruit mixed cookies

Since I am staying home like everyone else I needed a treat.

I went into my pantry and found a bag of cranberry antioxidant mix.

How healthy can I get?

It had cranberries, raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds

Now what can I do with this?

I mixed it into oatmeal cookies and a star was born.

One cup of all purpose flour

One teaspoon ground ginger

One teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon allspice

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

One cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups rolled oats

One entire bag of cranberry antioxidant mix. It was about 3 cups

Whisk all the dry ingredients together. Set aside.

Beat the butter till soft

Add the white and brown sugar. Beat till pale and fluffy.

Add the eggs. Mix well.

Beat in the vanilla

Mix in the dry ingredients

Add the fruit and nut mixture.

Mix in well.

Fill a heaping tablespoon with the batter.

Roll into a ball about the size of a large golf ball.

Place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or you can freeze them.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees

Put parchment paper on your cookie sheet

Put 8 balls on a each cookie sheet

Start baking for 18 minutes but my cookies took a little longer.

Rotate the pan half way threw the baking time

These cookies stay moist for days if kept in a zip lock bag.

I really liked the peanuts in the cookie.

I usually use almonds, cashews or walnuts but the peanuts were really good.

These cookies can be cooked frozen raw or cooked.

I love warm cookies so I take a couple of the raw cookies out and bake them for a special treat.

This is a great way to use up all your trail mix and dried fruit.

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