Giant Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies
Yield: 8 large cookies
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses or sorghum syrup
1-1/2 cups old fashioned (rolled) oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar and molasses at medium speed for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the oats, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Add to the butter mixture and stir until well blended. Fold in the cherries, chocolate chips and nuts. With a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the dough and roll into balls with your hands. Place 4 cookies on each baking sheet. Bake only one sheet at a time for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and press down lightly with a spatula. Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container.
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This recipe was given to me by my friend Laura. It is not overly sweet but delicious with morning coffee. You will love them!