– Glenda Keenan, co-owner of Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar
Blood Orange Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries
1⁄2 cup Blood Orange Infused Olive Oil
3⁄4 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1⁄2 cup raw cane sugar
1 Tbsp. Tangerine Dark Balsamic
1½ cups unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups uncooked oats
1 cup dried (Michigan) cherries
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix (by hand) the oil and sugars until well blended.
Add the eggs and blend until eggs are totally incorporated into the mixture. Add the balsamic and blend well.
In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda together thoroughly and add to the oil, sugar and egg mixture by ½-cup increments and blend well.
Add the oats and incorporate thoroughly. Add the cherries and incorporate well.
Drop large spoonfuls of the dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until they are slightly brown around the edges.
This recipe can also be made into bars by pressing the mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes, cool and cut into bars.