Friday, April 16, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

After discovering the wonderfulness of dried cherries and chocolate in cookies, I knew these would be a winner. I used dark chocolate chips, and definitely would go with the dark over milk chocolate. Along with being delicious, the cookies were so moist! This is definitely a cookie recipe that's sticking around. I might add a little cinnamon the next time I make them, but we'll see.

Recipe from Cooking Light's Jan/Feb 2010 issue.

  • 1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1.5 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used dark chocolate chips)
  • Cooking spray (or parchment paper)

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.

3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.


Susi said...

I've been looking for a recipe to incorporate dried cherries and this one looks yummy. I will have to try it, thanks for posting it!

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