Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies 2Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Over the weekend I was in the mood for oatmeal cookies.  I looked all over my pantry for the box of raisins that I could have sworn was in there, but couldn’t locate them.  BUT I did see a container filled with dried cherries. The jury is in and I must admit that I like oatmeal cookies better with cherries.  Just sayin’.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Softened Butter

3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats

1 Cup Dried Cherries

Preheat your oven to 350º F.  In a large size bowl, beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar on a medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla extract.  Beat well.  In a separate medium size bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and kosher salt.  Mix well Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Mix well.  Add the oats and dried cherries and mix well.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack.  Cool completely.  Repeat until you have baked all of the cookies.  Makes about 4 dozen.

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