Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cherry-Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies

I've been meaning to post this recipe for a while and just kept forgetting. Some good friends from college visited this weekend and I made these cookies. This is based on the basic cookie recipe I use all the time; the chocolate-and-dried cherry combination is terrific! (Dried cranberries are a good substitute.) Enjoy!

Cherry-Chocolate Chip-Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
6 oz. dried cherries
1 (11.5-oz.) package semisweet chocolate chips

1. Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended after each addition. Add in vanilla.
2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Scoop batter onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° until done. (Small cookies—bake for 8 to 9 minutes; large cookies—bake for 11 minutes. Click here to see the two sizes of scoops I use.)

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