Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
- 1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1 cup dried cherries
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Beat butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture just until combined. Do not overmix. Stir in oats, cherries, and chocolate.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lined or lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until bottom edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for a few minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
These may also be made into bar cookies. Press the dough into a lightly greased 13″x 9″ baking pan. Bake for about 30 minutes.