Sunday, June 2, 2013

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries

Oatmeal Cookies

The following post was originally published as part of a recipe swap on May 27 at Heather's French Press.
I am sharing with you today in case you missed them (and you really don't want to!)  I made these as a treat when we were heading to my daughter's and son-in-law's to work on some projects.  The guys (about 7) were siding the house and I painted the baby's room (a nice creamy yellow).  These were gone in short amount of time... I'll need to make another batch soon!

Original post

Hi, I'm excited to be guest posting today as part of blog swap... if you are looking for Heather, click here to check out her post on my blog.  She made an awesome treat!

A few months back I participated in a foodie penpal exchange and received a box of steel cut oats.  I have to admit, I never heard of them.  My go-to box was round with the Quaker Oats Man on it!  But lately I have been using this box to make oatmeal cookies.  The DIY Guy (my husband) really likes the texture that these provide.  You can see the first time I used these at this post.

A friend of mine suggested using dried cherries instead of the raisins and chocolate chips instead of the nuts.  So here is the latest version...  Hope you enjoy!

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients (4 dozen)
  • ½ cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ cups dried cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup white (or chocolate) chips
1. Place oats and water in a small saucepan, bring to boil, simmer for 10 minutes, remove from heat and add cherries.
2. Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
3. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla beating well and it becomes smooth.
4. Combine all the dry ingredients then add slowly to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well.
5. Stir in the oat/cherry mixture and chips until mixed well.
6. Place on cookie sheet (~ 1 ½ Tbl) and bake for 10-12 minutes until light brown. Cool on wire rack.
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  1. thanks for visiting my blog, these cookies look great!

  2. I love the combination of cherries and white chips ... and love oatmeal cookies! These are on the "make list" .... when I'm done using up all our rhubarb that is :) Got any good rhubarb recipes?

  3. Yum, I love using dried cherries in baked goods! These look yummy :)

  4. They look wonderful, and I do like your choice of dried cherries!

  5. I LOVe oatmeal cookies - thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm stopping by from Frugal Foodie Mama where I saw your ad :)

  6. So many yummy flavors--they must be good.

  7. These cookies look delicious! I've never tried the cherry oatmeal combination but they look like they work great together!

  8. One of my favorite cookies! I love cherries and white chocolate!

  9. Hmmm, I've never tried steel cut oats in cookies!! But now I'm going to have to :) and the cherry chocolate idea is genius. They look yummy!

  10. I love French Press tell her to start coming to foodie friday again. Pinning these cookies.

  11. Oatmeal cookies are my very favorite - funny because I wouldn't even eat them when I was younger! Pinned

  12. Hi Deb,
    These are great Oatmeal Cookies, just love the addition of the cherries. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. These are going the be the cookies I use for the cookie swap. Will make a couple changes with the cherries and maybe add something to the mix. Can't wait to make them and share them, Deb! :)


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