Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins, Dried Cherries and White Chocolate

Adapted from Quaker Oats

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg 

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups oatmeal, uncooked

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup white or dark chocolate chunks or chips

Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.

Beat butter and sugars till creamy. MIx in egg, water and vanilla. Add flour, salt, baking soda and mix till combined. Stir in oats, then remaining ingredients.

Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls out onto baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.