Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
|If using nuts, you’ll want to toast them first. Spread nuts on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 5-8 minutes. Chop when cooled.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
In a separate bowl add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix well.
Slowly add flour mixture to butter and sugar and beat until combined. Stir in oats and dried fruit. Add chips and nuts if using.
Scoop 1/4 cup of batter per cookie for large cookies and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
Bake 12 – 15 minutes just until light golden brown around the edges. Cookies should be soft and a little wet in the middle.
Remove cookies from oven and leave on them on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 20 – 24 large cookies