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Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Here’s a great oatmeal cookie with all my favorite extras: dried cherries, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. —Sandy Harz, Grand Haven, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. /batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. /batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) chopped macadamia nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 161 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, honey and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"My husband enjoys these oatmeal cookies. They are good with raisins or dried cranberries too. I chilled the dough and rolled it into balls"

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"These were chewy and perfect! I left out the white chocolate chips and added pecans instead of macadamia's. I have made it 4 times already and everybody thinks they are the best oatmeal I have!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"Very good cookie. I used mini choc. chips , will add to my cookie collection"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"These were one of the best cookies I've ever made. I used walnuts and raisins no chocolate chips"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"Excellent recipe. Loved all the extra add ins but will add them to my traditional oatmeal cookie recipe next time. I find I prefer the texture of cookies made with the old fashioned oatmeal rather than the quick cooking oatmeal."

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