By George Nagle, Northern Spy owner
1 and 1/2 cups of unsalted butter softened
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
36 oz white chocolate chips
3 cups dried cranberries or dried cherries
Cream butter and both sugars about 5min in stand up mixer with paddle attachment. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated then add vanilla. In a food processor, process oatmeal to a fine powder. Mix together processed oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder and soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients a little at a time and then add chips and berries.
Form into balls and place on baking sheet covered with parchment paper, space balls about 2 inches apart and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Bake for 10 minutes at 375
Makes about 80 large cookies. This recipe can be cut in half.
You can replace with dark chocolate chips and or nuts feel free to experiment.