Friday, October 21, 2011

Oatmeal-Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

So the title is a bit long but these cookies are! It's hard for me to venture away from the regular, good, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie recipe but I'm glad I tried these. My only regret is I didn't double the recipe and these are going quickly!

I adapted these from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I think next time I will decrease the salt just a tad bit because the salt flavor stands out to me more than I'd like, but other than that...wonderful!!

Oatmeal-Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 18-24 cookies

2/3 c white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt {maybe a bit less}
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 c packed light brown sugar
1 c dried cherries {or other dried fruit}
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Stir together melted butter and brown sugar and add to the the flour mixture, beating with a mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add the cherries, vanilla, and egg. Beat until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 mintues, until lightly browned on edges. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Hide half from your family! ha! ENJOY~

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