Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Recipe for Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I recommend using Michigan dried cherries for these cookies.


1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1 cup of dried tart cherries
1 cup of dark chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.  Stir in the oats, cherries, and chocolate chips.

2.  Drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Cool on pans 1 minute.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

For another version of Oatmeal, chocolate, sour cherry cookies, I recommend Sweet Bar Bakery, in Oakland, CA.  The owner used to be Michael Jackson's personal chef.  They also use Michigan dried sour cherries.

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