The recipe for these cookies comes from the book BAKED – New Frontiers in Baking, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. I have wanted to own this book since it was first published, and I have absolutely no idea why I denied myself the pleasure for so long (a rare show of self-restraint). So, when their newest book, BAKED Explorations – Classic American Desserts Reinvented, appeared recently (and little a made their yummy mini pumpkin whoopie pies), I treated myself to both…and I am so so glad I did. The books are beautiful and bursting with gorgeous photos and seemingly-endless pages of enticing recipes. The authors include clear instructions, helpful notes and explanations, and entertaining little stories. To be honest, I’d love nothing more than to do my own “Julie/Julia” thing and bake my way through each and every recipe…that’s how inspiring these books are to me!
Oatmeal Cherry Nut Cookies include dried cherries, instead of raisins, dark brown sugar, and lightly toasted walnuts, and they are totally delicious. Wish I could share the recipe, but the books are worth every penny!
Self-restraint is overrated :o)