Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

This favorite cookie recipe gets a new taste with dried cherries!

Author: Cherry Marketing Institute - www.choosecherries.com
Date: July 11, 2013

Serves: 48 person(s)
Yield: 48 x cookies (4 dozen)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

    1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine , softened
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt (optional)
    2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
    1 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350F.

    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.

Variations:

    Dark or white chocolate chips can be substituted for semisweet.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:122 cals
Kilojoules:509 kJ
Fat:5.5 g
Carbohydrates:16.5 g
Protein:2.0 g
Cholesterol:18.0 mg
Sodium:56 mg
Saturated Fat:2.6 g
Fiber:1.0 g
Calcium:11.0 mg
Total Sugars:9.0 g

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