Giant Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies

Giant Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies

Yield: 8 large cookies

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

1 egg

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. 


One Comment Add yours

  1. Tammy Algood says:

    This recipe was given to me by my friend Laura. It is not overly sweet but delicious with morning coffee. You will love them!


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