Monday, November 7, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate Chips



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I just sent a batch of these cookies down the hill to the teens who are taste testers for some of the recipes I feature here. I owed them a treat. They really like this particular cookie, and I know from what their mother reports, that the cookies disappear if not kept under lock and key. I like that the boys like my cooking, but the Silver Fox keeps my ego in check. He points out the boys this age will eat anything that is not green or frozen solid and I must admit there's more than a modicum of truth in that. Their tastes are not yet discriminating and they are very easy to please. I suspect they like these cookies because they are man sized and packed with flavor. Years ago, my own children labeled treats such as these kitchen sink cookies because every thing but the sink went into their making. In truth, these are nothing more than oatmeal cookies with attitude. The original recipe came from Bon Appetit magazine and the cookies are a personal favorite of editor, Barbara Fairchild. They are very easy to make and while they lack finesse, they are delicious. Teens, younger children and the occasional errant adult love them. If you haven't yet tried them, I hope you'll give them a test tun. Here's the recipe.


Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate Chips
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Bon Appetit magazine

Ingredients:

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions:
1) Position 1 rack in center and 1 rack in top third of oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line 2 heavy large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until well blended. Mix in egg and both extracts. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, then chocolate chips, cherries, and almonds.
2) Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 12 minutes. Reverse baking sheets, top to bottom and front to back, and continue to bake cookies until golden, about 6 minutes longer. Cool cookies on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool). Yield: 2 dozen cookies.









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45 comments:

Hovkonditorn said...

I like these cookies!! Have a nice day!

Dzoli said...

This seems an awesome combination of tasty ingredients;)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds great Mary! I like the cherries and almonds:@)

Priya said...

Scrumptious cookies..feel like munching some.

The Café Sucré Farine said...

These sound wonderful! I could even find an excuse for eating them for breakfast - well they do have oatmeal, right? We do love chocolate and cherries together so I'm sure these would be a big hit!

Rambling Tart said...

Oh yum, Mary!! I have a memory of eating cookies like this somewhere but can't remember for the life of me. :-) Wherever it was, I'm so happy you posted the recipe so I can recreate them. :-)

bellini said...

I am sure they were delicious Mary:D

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'll move down the hill. I have very discerning tastes, and would be thrilled to sample these cookies.

Stéphanie said...

It seems perfect !

From the Kitchen said...

Personally, I'd call that a breakfast cookie. I wish I had one or two right now with my coffee!

Best,
Bonnie

Jenn said...

I'm with those teens.. those cookies would not last long in my possession! Love oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips... the cherries are like icing on a cake!! YUM!

Martha said...

A grown up oatmeal cookie -- substituting the raisins with cherries and the humdrum pecans with almonds -- I LOVE oatmeal cookies and will try these "grown up" version next time I make them!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh. my. goodness!! These sound out of this world. I think these might make Evan's socks go up and down, Mary (not to mention my own)! ;) Thank you and have a wonderful week. Blessings ~ tanna

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious cookies,luks so tempting...

Natalie said...

These sound wonderful! I have the hardest time finding dried cherries, I need to work on that!

Lisa said...

Drooling....

lena said...

how i wish i could have some of these to munch now!

Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? said...

These look and sound really tasty! My mom makes cookies very similar to these every year during the holidays. She uses white chocolate chips, though. I love the addition of oats, too. I bet it gives them some great extra chewy-ness.

Feast on the Cheap said...

I LOVE the addition of cherries. How delicious

Rita said...

Love the fact that it makes only 2 doz cookies; saving this to make very soon. Love the cheeries in there.
Rita

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oatmeal cookies! My favorite! I'm surrounded by delicious oatmeal baking today -- you with cookies, Martha at Linderhof with cake. Oh my ... I must resist temptation!
Cass

Kim said...

I'm a huge huge fan of oatmeal cookies and these one will be a hit here!

Katherine said...

Those cookies look delicious - I love cherries in them especially :)

Beverly said...

My grandson would definitely like these. I believe we'll make them together.

Lori said...

I just love the cherry surprise in these. The tart and sweet is such a great combo, and of course, there's the chocolate. :)

David said...

Mary, Beautiful cookies! Great ingredients for a pop in the mouth collision of flavors. Now I'll have to go and raid whatever we have in the cookie jar! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ana Rita said...

Just and simply perfect...

Kisses,
Rita

Rachana said...

I love these cookies. Have a beautiful day!

Claudia said...

I must do this. I love cookies with attitude!

Domestic Goddess said...

I have a question... My son is allergic to nuts so I can't use the almonds or the extract... Do I need to add more vanilla?

That Girl said...

I could see these easily becoming a favorite.

Pegasuslegend said...

Oatmeal is one of my favorites good for my cholesteral problems very healthy!

scrambledhenfruit said...

My house used to be full of my boys and their friends, and they sure could put away some cookies! They'll all be home for Thanksgiving (and their friends will be visiting) so I need to stock up the cookie jar. These look delicious! :)

Joanne said...

Cookies with attitude sound like good cookies to me!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mary,
I love this cookie! Substantial and full of great flavors! Chocolate and cherry is a great combination!
I am not much of a baker, but I enjoy making cookies! These are winners!
Yvonne

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Beautiful Cookies! And I love that Cranberry Sorbet...Looks scrumptious :)

HUGS <3

Swathi said...

Last week I made oatmeal cookies with cranberries and raisins, this tart cherries and chocolate chips will be delicious.

Amalia said...

Cherries, chocolate chips, and oatmeal--the perfect combo! These sound delicious and they look great :)

Mrs. Guevara said...

these cookies look delicious and I know my husband would absolutely love them since his favorite treats are chocolate covered cherries and cowboy cookies. This is the perfect mix of the two; can't wait to try them! Thanks for all your great recipe's and sweet comments :)

forgottenbeast said...

I love oatmeal cookies! And oatmeal plus cranberry plus chocolate sounds even more amazing. Yeah. Found a molasses oatmeal cookie recipe I just have to try, but I think this one is going to go next on the cookies-to-bake list.

mrs.guevara said...

http://meettheguevaras.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-eight.html

made these cookies today; thank you for the inspiration!

Terry Ann said...

Wow...what a beautiful blog!

I make a very similar cookie with a couple of substitutions.....whole wheat flour instead of white and dark chocolate instead of milk. The cherries compliment these cookies so well. It's making me hungry looking at these.

kitty said...

Oh Mary, oatmeal cookies are my favorite!! I will need to try these special ones. Thanks for sharing!!

Claudia said...

They're baking now Mary. Somehow I got 45 cookies? I don't think anyone will complain!

Simona Mastantuono said...

I was looking for this kind of coockies tha are very delicious.. I'll try then soon blessing simmy

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