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Cherry-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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
    6 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Debglass11
    Sep 27, 2017

    Loved the addition of dried cherries and chocolate in these oatmeal cookies. Baked them 10-11 minutes on silicone baking mats and they came out perfect. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I was going to freeze some for the holidays, but my family ate them all! Will definitely make these cookies again!

  • kckamargo63
    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.

  • PageRD
    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.

  • sherri6332000
    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.

  • quiltbabe
    Oct 26, 2013

    Very good recipe hubby loved them will make again.

  • metaylor66
    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.

  • janeenj
    Oct 23, 2013

    My husband is from Michigan, so loved the addition of dried cherries from his native state to chocolate chip cookies. A winning combination!

  • apschwartz
    Sep 22, 2013

    It would be helpful if explained that these cookies will spread and flatten tremendously while baking, thus the small portion being placed on baking sheet (perhaps due to my lack of baking cookies experience). I cut the recipe in half and used cranberries instead of cherries (cheaper) and I ALWAYS grease my baking sheets regardless of directions. Other than not looking very pretty, the taste is very good. I will try this recipe again just as a means of trying to perfect it.

  • mjlouk
    Sep 7, 2013

    These were really good! I feel less guilty eating these because of the oats, cherries and dark chocolate:) Kids liked them too!

  • Cjschneider
    Aug 24, 2013

    These cookies are very good but they did stick to the pan and broke apart as another reviewer noted. Next time I make these I'll try using parchment paper.