Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The cookies are the perfect marriage of a traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookie. Made even more perfect because you sub raisins for dried cherries, which I prefer over raisins any day!

Prep all ingredients first, then mixing and baking are seamless….hopefully… 🙂

Cream butter and sugars.

Add egg and vanilla.

Next is oats and flour mixture.

You may need to add a little milk like I did to get it to a softer consistency. I used 2 tablespoons, don’t need to use too much.

Add dried cherries, chocolate chips and pecans (if using)

I use my smallest portion scoop for portioning dough. A similar scoop is this one

Bake cookies only until lightly browned. I prefer mine cool, but I couldn’t resist grabbing a hot one (or 2)!

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Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked goods, chocolate chip cookie, cookies, dessert, dried cherries, quick desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 43 servings
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 stick plus 3 tablesspoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

  • 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.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Viki | 27th Mar 19

    5 stars
    Omg Amy, made these this morning and they are the BEST! My new go-to cookie! Ty, ty, ty

    • admin | 27th Mar 19

      Awesome Viki!! I love them!

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