Chocolate-Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed golden brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2-1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups dried tart cherries 6 ounces
- 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Position 1 rack in bottom third and 1 rack in top third of oven; preheat to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Blend first 4 ingredients in processor 30 seconds. Add eggs; process to blend. Add next 4 ingredients. Using on/off turns, process until oats are coarsely chopped and mixture is blended. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in cherries and chocolate chips.
Spoon batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart (cookies will spread). Bake until tops of cookies are golden brown, rotating baking sheets after 6 minutes, about 12 minutes total.
Transfer cookies to rack; let cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
-I used a Kitchen Aide mixer, and creamed the butter and sugars, added the eggs and vanilla, then all of the dry ingredients at once, until just blended. Mixed in the fruit and chocolate after adding the dry ingredients.
-Dried Montmorency cherries can be purchased at Costco. Found with the other dried fruits- the brand- Stoneridge Orchards. So good for snacking too. Especially if eaten with some chunks of dark chocolate.
-I used about 1 3/4 cups flour. -The original recipe did not suggest, but I refrigerated the dough for about 1 hour.
-If you have a convection oven, bake at 375, you will not need to rotate the pans on different levels of the oven. Bake for about 7 minutes total at 375 convection setting.