Spiced Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies

from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup dried apples chopped into small bits*
1 cup dried cranberries*
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
1 tablespoon flaky sea salt (like Maldon or fleur de sel for sprinkling)

*Note:  I use a dried fruit mixture from the market which is a blend of diced, dried apples and cranberries that is already flavored with cinnamon.  It is the perfect thing for these cookies. I think Sun Maid makes it.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.  Toss apples, cranberries and cinnamon together in a small bowl.

Beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Scrape down bowl as needed. Add flour mixture gradually and mix until just incorporated and smooth. Add rolled oats and fruit mixture and mix well.

Scoop the dough into balls about 2 inches in diameter.  Place on the baking sheet about 2 1/2-3 inches apart. You should get about 8 cookies on a sheet.  Gently press down each ball slightly just to flatten the top a little. Sprinkle a small pinch of flaky salt on top of each cookie.

Bake until cookies are a golden brown, about 16 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through.  Transfer baking sheet to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.