Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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My kids love making these home-style cookies. They're so wonderful when warm. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, cherries and chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home September/October 2013

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"I also used dried cranberries instead of dried cherries. But the cookie dough seemed to spread out too thin when I baked the cookies and I didn't like how they turned out: too thin and falling apart."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"This is a great twist on the oatmeal cookie. The text was perfectly crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. I added extra cherries rather than leave a few in the bag. They were a big hit with my co-workers."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"I made a batch of these this morning and was quite impressed. I made a couple of changes, nothing drastic. One, I used dried cranberries as I had a ton of them to use up. Two, I used semi sweet chocolate chips and Three, I used the Splenda brown sugar blend as I am diabetic. I enjoyed the taste and the cookies came out great. I used parchment paper on the cookie sheet and they neither stuck nor spread out. Half of my dough is in the freezer for a later date. Delicious treat."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Very good recipe hubby loved them will make again."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"Really enjoyed these. Used 1/2 tsp each of vanilla extract and almond extract , instead of just vanilla. Almond and cherries seems to be a winning combination."

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