Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on an old classic.

I’m posting two recipes this week, including Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies, because today is The Boyfriend’s birthday! Here’s a little known fact: The Boyfriend didn’t really eat dessert before we started dating. Actually, he’s a real trooper when it comes to taste testing all of my recipes because he usually doesn’t like sweets. I know, it’s very shocking. However, there is a short list of sweets that The Boyfriend loves and Oatmeal Cookies rank very high on that list. Every year I make oatmeal cookies for his birthday and I put a little twist on them each time.

This year I made Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies with a special ingredient: orange extract. The orange and cherry flavors make the cookies taste sort of summer-y and I love it. Normally I would add walnuts to these cookies, but The Boyfriend recently developed nut allergies! Feel free to add a 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts if you’re feeling adventurous. I’m proud to say this twist on a classic recipe got The Boyfriend’s seal of approval! What is your favorite cookie? Let me know in the comments below—maybe I can put a little twist on one of your favorites!


Yields 30-36 cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

25 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

37 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup Dried Cherries
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer combine the sugar, brown sugar and butter; mix well to cream together.
  3. Add in egg and orange extract and mix until combined.
  4. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour and mix well.
  5. Fold in the oatmeal, dried cherries and chocolate chips--making sure that all ingredients are evenly spaced.
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges are lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.
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These Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on an old classic.
These Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on an old classic.
These Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on an old classic.
These Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a twist on an old classic.

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