Mini Chocolate Chip and Cherry Oatmeal Cookies


I love the combination of sweetened oats, slightly tart cherries and flecks of chocolate. These cookies are dangerous because I can not have just one.

Adapted from Gourmet

Makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (I used apple juice infused cherries)

Position racks in center and top third of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Mix in egg and both extracts. Beat in flour mixture. Mix in oats, then chocolate chips and cherries.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 12 minutes. Switch and rotate baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden, about 6 minutes longer. Cool cookies on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool). (Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

2 thoughts on “Mini Chocolate Chip and Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

  1. These look so chewy and yummy. I love chocolate and cherries together. There is an ben and jerrys ice cream with this flavor combo so maybe we could take 2 of your cookies and a spoonful of this ice cream and make an ice cream sandwich. YUM!

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