These are the perfect marriage between traditional chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin. They are made even better by subbing the dried cherries for raisins! Also a reduction in butter and sugar, and adding partial whole wheat flour adds to the health factor in these cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat for several minutes, until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well, but don’t overmix. In separate bowl mix oats, flours, baking soda and salt. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until they come together. To this add dried cherries, chocolate chips and pecans if using. Combine completely, but again don’t overmix.Scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. I only wanted to make one pan’s worth, I can’t resist cookies if I bake the whole batch. So, I scooped the remaining dough onto another parchment lined baking dish and placed it in freezer. Once they freeze, they go into a container or ziplock bag and are ready to go when I need them! Simply thaw, and bake.