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Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies

These are the best oatmeal cookies with all my favorite extras: dried cherries, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. —Sandy Harz, Spring Lake, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 161 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Esra
    Nov 9, 2020

    I apply exactly the same, but mine melted completely. Turn out soooo thin and sticky something, waited on tray and cooling rock, but still ... kind of sooo soft.. i scooped from rock :( My son said, "yes melted mom but still delicious" :D

  • jvaliante
    Apr 29, 2020

    Made these a couple times but with chopped pecans and dried cranberries since that was what I had on hand,these were very good,I bet they would be even better with macadamia nuts

  • Amy the Midwife
    Nov 20, 2019

    Very chewy and soft. Had to use parchment paper to separate them together and keep them from sticking together. I might add a bit more flour next time since mine spread out and were a little thin and see if that helps, but still a great chewy cookie.

  • knollbrookcook
    Aug 27, 2019

    Good cookies. I used dried cranberries and pecans instead of cherries and macadamia nuts. I have made these a couple times now. Very good.

  • Sandy
    Aug 3, 2019

    I made these last night, and used a diced apple and dried cranberries in them. Next time, I think I will skip the white sugar, add a little more brown, and maybe more honey. They are good. I know they're supposed to be chewy, but they seem soggy and hard to store because of that.

  • cooter09
    Oct 1, 2018

    My favorite chewy oatmeal cookie that I have made several times. I usually add raisins or chocolate chips instead of the cherries or nuts.

  • dicezcrazy52
    Jul 23, 2017

    cgordo copy and paste the recipes you want to save, I use a new file in my documents just for recipes then I copy and Paste them, easy to do and you save them in your own file on your computer. No need to be upset it's called change be glad they don't charge us for the recipes.

  • cgordo
    Jul 23, 2017

    Which did you change your format? The list of ingredients and directions can't be viewed at the same time. I can no longer print out recipes or send them to my mailbox. Don't care to hand copy them.

  • KarenKeefe
    Aug 21, 2016

    The best soft oatmeal cookie recipe ever! I used butterscotch chips. Delicious!

  • NanZim
    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