This favorite cookie recipe gets a new taste with dried cherries!
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Yield: 48 x cookies (4 dozen)
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Put butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until creamy (or beat with a manual mixer until creamy). Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, if desired; add to egg mixture. Stir in oats, cherries and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container.
Dark or white chocolate chips can be substituted for semisweet.