"I love chocolate and cherry flavors together, and I found great dried cherries from Maine for this recipe. I also used bittersweet instead of milk chocolate: Not only does it have less sugar, but it has a deeper flavor, too." —Marcie Dixon, Arlington Heights, Ill.
1.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
1.5 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup dried cherries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
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Following the recipe exactly as written and using a scale to weigh ingredients, these come out perfectly with no additions or alterations. The cookies are really delicious. I have made these numerous times, always with great consistent results.
Excellent! I substituted 6 Tbsp. applesauce for the butter, 1/4 c. egg-beater for the large egg, and 3/4 c. Splenda brown sugar for the brown sugar. They were delicious and even healthier than the original recipe!
worthy of five ---- I made it slightly different from the written recipe -I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts--( I have my own tree) and reduced the dried cherries to 1/2 cup, which I cut up smaller and I used 2/3 cups of hi protein white flour-- perfect and delicious.
walmart does have true value dried cherries -- they are very good and less$ -- I use in my scones too.
These cookies are awesome and will go into my "permanent rotation." : ) I used a bittersweet Ghirardelli bar and dried cherries from TJ's (they weren't too big and added a nice punch of flavor). I also shared these with a friend who immediately asked for the recipe. Bonus: easy and fast to make. Melting the butter is the hardest part. Enjoy!
Great cookie for my whole family...husband has heart issues, I need low sodium, and son is allergic to tree nuts & peanuts (most of the heart healthy recipient use peanut butter or walnuts to replace oil.). Incredibly easy, too. I found some dried oranges at Trader Joe's and made a batch with oranges....just as good as the cherry recipe.
This has become one of my favorite cookies as well as a favorite cookie of family and friends. They all want the recipe. Sometimes I use cranberries, sometimes the cherries and sometimes mixed fruit. I usually use only 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the fruit instead of a cup.