Dear Mom and Dad, hope you enjoy these oatmeal cranberry cookies. Love, Steph

Adapted from this Allrecipes recipe.  Mostly I reduced the sugar.

1c butter, softened
3/4 c packed light brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
2 eggs
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.