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Chewy Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry-oatmeal cookies are a nice twist on a classic. Serve these at your next gathering, or make a batch and slip one into your loved one's lunch bag.

  • Yield: Makes about 4 dozen
Chewy Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, or 1 cup apple butter (a healthier alternative)
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Quaker Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. Place butter, sugar, and honey in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. With the mixer on low, gradually add reserved flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in oats and cherries.

  3. Drop 1 tablespoon of dough at a time about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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