Is loving oatmeal cookies a sign of maturity? It very well may be. As a child, I never would have chosen any sort of oatmeal cookie voluntarily. If chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, sugar or basically any other type were available, I would have gone with those. I should have known better than to judge a cookie by its appearance but they just didn’t entice me. They were generally reserved for dire straits, only-cookie-available situations. But these days, I positively love them.
To me, they are the epitome of a homey, comforting cookie. And with the oats and the dried fruit, they are well on their way to becoming a granola bar. Ha! I first fell in love with this version last winter while baking cookies on a snowy day and though I have made them a few times since, they never seem to survive long enough to be photographed. With fall approaching, I made it a point to get these on your radar. To me, they are an ideal simple baking project for when that first chill hits the air. Enjoy!