Today I noticed that I had a bag of dried blueberries in the pantry. I bought them this winter with the idea of adding them in oatmeal, but it was not a cold winter.
So I thought for a little while and decided I would add them in oatmeal cookies instead of raisins.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 bag dried blueberries (3.5 oz)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and dried blueberries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets or parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden. Do not overbake. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. After 2 minutes remove cookies and place on cooling racks.
I can't even begin to tell you how yummy they are! The bluberries give the cookie a nice subtle fruity flavor.