Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Oatmel Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a twist on an old classic. The hint of orange extract perfectly...

This Oatmel Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a twist on an old classic. The hint of orange extract perfectly complements the dried cherries and dark chocolate chips, giving the cookies a surprisingly bright flavor. These cookies go fast, so consider doubling your batch!

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup Old fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 Cups Dried Cherries
  • 6 Ounces Dark chocolate chips

Directions

Cookies

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl using an electric mixer combine the sugar, brown sugar and butter; mix well to cream together. Add in egg and orange extract and mix until combined. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour and mix well.

Fold in the oatmeal, dried cherries and chocolate chips--making sure that all ingredients are evenly spaced.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart onto a greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges are lightly golden.

Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.

Oatmeal Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Oatmeal Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.