The Best Oatmeal Cookie on Earth

I love oatmeal cookies so recently I decide to experiment a little.  As a result of that experimenting I came up with what I consider as the best oatmeal cookie on earth.  This cookie is moist and tender, not too sweet, and is loaded with delicious dried cherries and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.    

If you are not a raisin fan then using dried cherries is the answer.  Cherries are a healthy filler that gives your cookies the flavor, texture, and heartiness they deserve.  

Chocolate Chip Cherry Oaties

1 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. light brown sugar

1 large egg

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1/2 c. dried cherries

1/2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Makes about 2.5 dozen cookies.

In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine, sugar, vanilla, and egg together.  Stir in remaining dry ingredients and mix completely.   Using a dining sized teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto the prepared sheets about an 1 1/4” apart.  Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until a light golden brown.  Cool before transferring to baking rack.  Store in airtight container.

What is your favorite dried fruit?

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies–No Fuss; No Flour

Have you ever made flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies before?

If you have, then you already know how good they are.  And if you haven’t – what the heck are you waiting for?

These cookies are a great (no fuss) alternative for those who are looking for a tasty gluten free cookie.  In fact, if I served you one of these cookies and didn’t tell you they were flourless, you’d probably never know the wiser.  And what’s even better about this recipe?  It doesn’t call for shortening either.  This means eliminating a lot of unnecessary calories. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 large egg

1/4 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1 c. creamy peanut butter

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

In a large bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips.  Cream together with electric mixer.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Roll dough into small balls and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Using a fork, make crisscrosses in the top of each cookie.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven; cool cookies on cookie sheet before moving them to airtight container.

Enjoy!

 

I’m sharing this post at the Scoop, BeBetsy, and A Peek into my Paradise.  Check out all the great recipes and crafty ideas at both places!

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