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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cherries

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There is nothing more relaxing than a hot cup of tea, a good book and a delicious cookie on a cold winter's afternoon. Add in a flurry of snow and the setting is perfect. This cookie recipe has a bit of a different twist than the traditional oatmeal chocolate chip version. It has tart dried cherries and healthy dark chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cherries

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in oats, cherries and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake in 350° oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool.

Makes 5 dozen.