1c butter, softened
3/4 c packed light brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c dried cranberries (or mix of raisins and cranberries. Or chocolate chips)
3 c rolled oats (use quick-cooking if you prefer)
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. sliced almonds or chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter with the sugars, eggs, and vanilla, until fluffy (about 5 min). Stir in dried fruit.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing each time. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart. Bake 12-14 min or until light golden brown. Makes, I dunno, about 30-32.