Even In The Winter
Use dried fruit to enjoy these oatmeal treats all year round.
When it comes to fruit in cookies, sometimes dried is actually better than fresh. Fresh berries will make a cookie soft and will get mushy as they sit, but dried fruit adds a punch of flavor to your baked treats without altering their texture. This is especially nice as it allows you to enjoy the flavors of seasonal fruit all year round. While they were once hard to come by, today dried blueberries are available in practically every supermarket. You can, of course, switch them out for a different dried fruit. Dried cherries are nice as well. Not all oats are created equal - when you look for oats for this recipe make sure to get rolled oats or old fashioned oats, not steel-cut or quick cooking, for the best texture.
Amy Spiro is a journalist and writer based in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute's baking and pastry track, a regular writer for The Jerusalem Post and blogs at bakingandmistaking.com. She also holds a BA in Journalism and Politics from NYU.