Red, White, and Blue Oatmeal cookies are the perfect patriotic delicacy for Memorial Day. They combine a tried and true oatmeal cookie recipe with flavorful morsels to produce a superb cookie.
Ingredients for Red, White and Blue Oatmeal Cookies:
I used the following ingredients for these amazing cookies: Unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda, cider vinegar, egg, all purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, dried blueberries, and toasted pecans. I know that it seems like a lot of ingredients, but they come together very quickly.
Making the Cookies:
I started by creaming the butter. Then, I added the sugars, and continued beating the mixture until it was light and fluffy. I then added the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda, and beat the mixture until it was smooth. Next, I added the egg, and continued beating the mixture until it was light and fluffy. I then added the vinegar. I know that vinegar may seem an odd ingredient. However, it helps cut down on the sweetness, and gives the baking soda a boost! Next, I added the flour. I beat the mixture on low just until until everything was well incorporated.
After that, I added the oatmeal, and stirred the mixture until everything was well combined. Finally, I added the toasted pecans, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and dried blueberries. I stirred the cookie dough to combine everything.
I used my 1¾-inch ice cream scoop to drop the cookies into a silicon lined baking sheet. Then, I took each dough ball, rolled it between my hands, and flattened it to about ½-inch.
I popped the cookies into a preheated 350° F oven the cookies for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, they were golden brown around the edges and perfectly cooked. I transferred the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
I ended up with 28 absolutely cookies. These cookies stay fresh for several days, if they last that long. Yum!