I was SO disappointed in this recipe! I thought the cream cheese would make them awesome- the raw cookie dough was delicious!- but when baked they were just 'meh'. I agree with the other reviewers' assessment about the texture being weird, and they just didn't have the nutty, oat-y richness of flavor that one might expect. Will definitely NOT make this again!
I made the "carrot" version of these cookies (and used dried cranberries rather than cherries) the group I made them for went crazy over them and I'll DEFINITELY make them again!!!!!
These are excellent! Making them for a students' dinner later this week, and still have a batch in the oven. I haven't yet done the dark chocolate drizzle, but I snacked on the "grossly misshapen" cookie from the first batch, and Oh myy! I'll have to make them to keep at home sometime!
I agree with another reviewer that these cookies were very spongy in texture...very strange. I mean they tasted good and the kids liked them, but personally I couldn't get past the strange texture of them. We also put in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Loved the recipe, I changed it up a bit and had to use gluten-free multi purpose flour, just reduce the flour by 1/4 cup(I sifted it first) I added chocolate chips, additional dried cherries and uped the spices, using allspice, clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice- took them to a retreat and they were a great hit! Also put chopped pecans IN the mix. No one knew they were gluten-free!
Husband and I loved these cookies. I used 2 eggs instead of the egg substitute and I put the pecans in the dough. Next time will put in 1 cup of cherries (love cherries). Very flavorful and easy. A definite repeat.
These have a spongy texture which I was not a big fan of. I substituted 2 eggs for the egg substitute. I might use all butter instead of cream cheese, that may have contributed to the texture issue. I also added a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. They did not brown very well either. Will make something else next time.
I haven't even made these, but I know I will with cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin pie spice and cloves... my favorite oatmeal cookie combination> My mouth is watering now!
A very flavorful cookie with healthy ingredients. I substituted dried cranberries for the cherries and turned the pecans into the dough rather than pressing onto the tops. A nice addition to the Christmas cookie plate.