29 August, 2013  |   1 Comment

Mama’s Favorite Cookies – Dark Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Cherry, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies

These are my favorite cookies.
Right now.
They’re good for lunch-packing, snack-time and Helen’s Zass.

Cherry, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies

Okay, maybe they’re not so good for Helen’s Zass.
But they are delicious.

Anyway, dark chocolate, dried cherries and oatmeal all in a cookie made of my favorites. The kids love them, I love them and I hope you love them too.

2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried cherries
2 cups dark chocolate chunks and/or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cherry, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Using beaters or a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until it’s light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and keep blending until it’s one harmonious mass. Turn off the beaters.

In a big bowl, put the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and oatmeal. Stir until blended through.

Turn the beaters/mixer to low and add the flour/oatmeal mixture slowly to the batter until barely blended. Or use a big wooden spoon, your choice.

Remove the bowl from the mixer, and stir through the chocolate chunks and dried cherries until mixed all the way through.

Put a spoonful or a scoopful of cookies on a baking sheet in the manner that one does. Wet your fingers and flatten the scoop a little bit. Leave enough space between them to flatten out a little, but I end up putting 12 cookies at a time on each baking sheet.

I like to use this scoop — it’s something I used a gift certificate for — and initially thought would be a silly purchase. Since we use it for a small ice cream scoop AND a cookie scoop AND a muffin scoop, I’ve more than gotten my money’s worth out of it. You might too.

In my oven, I needed to bake each sheet for 12 minutes, turning the pans from front to back 6 minutes in. Your oven may vary.

Cherry, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies

I hope these cookies make you as happy as they make me.
(And the rest of our silly, silly family.)

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One thought on “Mama’s Favorite Cookies – Dark Chocolate, Dried Cherry and Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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    wedigyummy says:

    Just made the dough and it is super tasty! Chilling so we can have warm cookies after school. The top of your little girl is adorable 🙂

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