Red, White and Blue Cookies

Posted on Aug 25 2015 in
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups oatmeal
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ cup softened shortening
  • ½ cup softened butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (5¼-oz.) bag mixed, dried berries OR ¼ cup each dried cherries, cranberries, and blueberries
  • 1 (11-oz.) package white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Cream together shortening, butter or margarine, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Mix in dry ingredients, one-third at a time. Stir in dried fruit, white chocolate chips, and nuts. Place golf ball-sized portions about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.

Linda Bertke, St. Meinrad, Ind.