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Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

 Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
My kids love making these home-style cookies. They're so wonderful when warm. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
72 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.