By popular demand, the recipe!
North Coast Cafe Oatmeal Cookies
1 ¼ c butter
¾ c brown sugar
½ c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 ½ c unbleached AP flour
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
¼ t nutmeg
3 c rolled oats
1 c. toasted walnuts
1 c raisins
1c yellow raisins
1 c dried cherries (bing if possible, available at health food stores)
Beat together brown sugar, sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Set aside
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruits and walnuts.
Make a well in center of dried ingredients, combine with the butter-sugar until well mixed. The mixture will be very dense, mix with your clean bare hands if necessary.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 2-hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.
Mold the dough by hand into 5” flat ovals and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven set at 375 F. for about 10 minutes. Turn the cookie sheet once at the five minute mark. The cookies will be done when well browned.
Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack.