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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies. These very eye catching cookies are crispy and chewy and make welcome additions to packed lunches. They freeze well too and would make a great addition to a Holiday baking list.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies cooling on a wire rack

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Buying in bulk might be a great way to save a buck but it can sometimes leave you dreaming up ways to use any surplus of the ingredient left over. That was just the case with these Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies pictured stacked on a blue and white napkin

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

The glacé cherries were bought as a 5 pound container because we use quite a few of them around Christmas time. That’s when we bake quite a number of our Newfoundland Cherry Cakes.

Red Glacé Cherries for Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars, pictured in a glass bowl.

Red Glacé Cherries.

We give many of those cakes as gifts and to freeze some too, to have on hand all the time during the Holidays.

Last year we had a surplus of cherries, so I’m getting a head start on this year’s supply.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like dark chocolate chips for this recipe but use any kind you like..

These make terrific cookies to add to school lunches or your brown bag work lunch. I think they’d also go over well at a school or Holiday bake sale because I think they look especially eye catching.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies ready for the oven

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies ready for the oven

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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies cooling on a wire rack
Yield: 2 dozen cookies or 18 large

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies. These very eye catching cookies are crispy and chewy and make welcome additions to packed lunches. They freeze well too and would make a great addition to a Holiday baking list.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup large rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup glace cherry pieces, I cut them in quarters

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray one cookie sheet with spray oil or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, rolled oats, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sweetened butter. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and cherry pieces. Reserve a few of each to decorate the tops of the cookie dough before they go in the oven if you like. This really makes them look perfect.
  5. Chill the dough thoroughly. Form cookies by dropping a rounded teaspoon of dough on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 12-15 minutes, depending on cookie size.

Notes

The total time does not include an hour chilling time for the dough.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

18 large cookies or 2 dozen smaller cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 106mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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