Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Dark chocolate and cherries give richness and a touch of fruit flavor to traditional oatmeal cookies.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:3 dozen cookies
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:1 hour
This recipe appears in: Cookie Monster: Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 2/3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons


  1. 1

    Place cherries in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 8 minutes and drain. Set aside.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. 3

    In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

  4. 4

    Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs until well combined.

  5. 5

    Add flour mixture to bowl and beat until just combined. Use a spoon to stir oats into dough.

  6. 6

    Add chocolate and cherries and stir until evenly incorporated. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  7. 7

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  8. 8

    Form dough into 2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden, about 10 minutes.


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