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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

A black forest twist on the classic oatmeal raisin. This recipe adds chocolate to the dough for choco-oatmeal cookies, and mixes in cherries instead of raisins.
Servings 24 Cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 24 mins

Equipment

  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • Cups Oats
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • Cup Chocolate Chunks
  • Cup Dried Cherries Coarsely Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In your mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until well-combined and slightly fluffy.
  • Beat the egg and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Mix in the oats, chocolate chunks, and cherries, to make your cookie dough.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, divide the dough into tablespoon-sized balls, placed roughly two inches apart on your baking sheet. Keep in mind that they will spread out as they bake.
  • Bake for about 9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about five minutes. Then, move them to a cooling rack to continue cooling (and sneak one or two to eat immediately; they're delicious warm.)
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry, Chocolate, Cookies, Oatmeal