A pleasing collection of milk chocolate chips, dried apricots, raisins, and cherries dot these oatmeal cookies.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
On medium-high speed, beat butter and shortening in large bowl until creamy. Beat in the brown and granulated sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Beat in the vanilla.
On low speed, beat in oat mixture. Fold in chips, apricots, raisins and cherries. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes, until browned. Cool slightly on pan. Transfer to rack to cool. Makes about 4 dozen.