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Old Fashioned Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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Just a little cookie made with old fashioned oats, inspired by an old fashioned cocktail. A cookie with Mad Men flair if you will.

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Milled Flax Seed Plus 4 Tablespoons Water (or Substitute 1 Egg)
  • ½ teaspoons Angostura Bitters
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • ½ teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 4 Tablespoons Bourbon
  • 4 Tablespoons Dried Cherries

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In the large bowl of your stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile in a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Add flax “egg” into the creamed butter mixture and stir until combined. A flax “egg” is 3 tablespoons of milled flax seed plus 4 tablespoons water. (I used the flax egg method in my testing because I wanted to taste the dough as I went along, but had every intention of making the cookies with a real egg. However, I liked the nuttiness the flax gave the cookies so much, I decided to keep it in my final recipe. You can substitute a real egg for the flax “egg” if you prefer, though.)

Mix bitters, vanilla, orange zest and bourbon into the butter mixture.

Dump the dry ingredients into the wet, and stir until combined.

Give the cherries a rough chop and fold them into the cookie dough.

Mound the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls onto a greased cookie sheet, and gently flatten out just a bit with your hand.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.

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