Friday, August 27, 2010

Cherry Ranger Cookies

I made these just before the Michigan trip. I stashed them in Ziploc bags so we could enjoy some homemade goodies right away. On the first night of the trip, we bought some black cherry ice cream, and a few of us made ice cream sandwiches with these cookies. The cookies were pretty good on their own, but I thought they were even better with the black cherry ice cream.

Cherry Ranger Cookies

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cups flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup cherry-flavored Craisins

In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Add flour gradually and continue beating. If your mixer can’t handle all the flour, you can stir the rest by hand. Mix in the oats, coconut, and Craisins.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Baking at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Cool on cookie sheet one minute before transferring to a wire rack.

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