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?