Dark chocolate and cherries give richness and a touch of fruit flavor to traditional 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
Place cherries in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 8 minutes and drain. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs until well combined.
Add flour mixture to bowl and beat until just combined. Use a spoon to stir oats into dough.
Add chocolate and cherries and stir until evenly incorporated. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Form dough into 2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden, about 10 minutes.