Move over oatmeal raisin, there’s a new cookie contender. The beauty of oatmeal raisin cookies is the buttery, sugary cookies and the dotting of sweet raisins. My version uses chocolate and dried cherries, introducing a whole new flavor profile. Rich chocolate, tart cherry, paired with a buttery oat base, makes for an irresistible chocolate cherry oatmeal cookie.
Making Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are simple to make and totally make oatmeal cookies cool again. Like most cookies, they start with creaming butter and sugar together until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Then, you add vanilla and egg, combining all of the wet ingredients of the cookies.
Once you have a uniform mixture, you’ll begin to incorporate dry ingredients slowly, which you should pre-mix in another bowl. Slowly pour the dry ingredients in, while your mixer is going on low, to combine. The last step is to fold in the cherries and chocolate chips, and then you’ve got a delicious dough that’s ready to use! You can use a cookie scoop or use your hands to form even balls.
Place the cookies on a prepared baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats) and flatten half way. You can use your hand or the back of a spatula. Then, just bake for 14-16 minutes for deliciously chewy cookies. These are sure to be a hit at your next cookie swap (or when you just want to treat yourself).
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
- Mixing Bowls
- Cookie Sheet
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups oats
- 3/4 cup dried cherries cut up
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cream softened butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar, then add vanilla, egg, and combine
- Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, oats, salt
- Slowly add dry ingredients into wet and combine thoroughly
- Fold in cherries and chocolate chips
- Roll cookie dough into ~1 inch balls, put onto a prepared baking sheet, and press down with your hand or back of a spatula, flattening them about half way
- Bake for 14-16 minutes for chewy cookies, enjoy!