Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
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Dried sweet cherries are found in most grocery stores, also sometimes in the bulk section. The cherries are a little sticky when chopped, but a little flour mixed in with the cherries keeps them from sticking together when added to the dough.
Recipe type: Dessert | Drop Cookies
  • ¾ cup dried sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk (preferably whole milk)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Baking sheets may be ungreased, lined with parchment paper, or lined with a non-stick baking mat.
  1. Chop the cherries; sprinkle the coarsely chopped cherries with 1 tablespoon flour to keep the cherries from sticking together. Set aside. Tip: Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon flour before chopping to help cut down on the stickiness.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar; cream together until mixture appears light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly. Add egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, and milk; beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir until mixed. Add oats and cherries; stir to mix.
  3. Bake: Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake 13 minutes or until cookies are set and very lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheets with a metal spatula and place on a wire cooling rack to cool. Tip: An ice cream scoop is ideal for making uniform-sized cookies.
Recipe Notes
Pan: Two Large Baking Sheets Pan Prep: Ungreased or Parchment Lined Oven Temp: 350° Yield: 4 Dozen Storage: Airtight Container, Room Temperature

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