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Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

"My husband and I love homemade cookies, but a full batch is too much," writes Denise Fritz of Ormond Beach, Florida. "So I concocted these oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and dried cherries. This recipe is for chocolate-covered cherry lovers everywhere!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    15 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Drop by scant 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from baking sheets to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 203 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • Karen
    Dec 8, 2018

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  • ZaLou
    Nov 23, 2018

    In my top five favorites. Great recipe for when you are making several kinds of cookies for the holidays or if you just want one batch for a family snack.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Feb 26, 2018

    We loved these! We used white chocolate chips. We have made these several times already. Great recipe!

  • cruthanne
    Apr 27, 2016

    Loved these! As did my grandson who is VERY hard to please.

  • bshowalter
    Jul 21, 2015

    Great flavor. They seemed to spread out, a flatter cookie than I like. I baked for 14 minutes and next time will only do 12 minutes.

  • EdieDul
    May 12, 2015

    In love this recipe. Very pleased that they weren't' terribly sweet. they make a great snack.

  • Nellstrum
    Feb 26, 2011

    Loved it, I added more cherries & chips

  • MamaBianca2
    Jan 19, 2011

    Very good! I made them for a Christmas cookie exchange and they went fast!!

  • toby15
    Jun 7, 2010

    These were fabulous! I didn't have cherries ....used cranberries and I didn't have quick cook oats...used old fashion oats (cook in 5 mins) and they were great! Thank you Denise!

  • marcellatp
    Feb 18, 2009

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