Yet another Pinterest find! So easy to make, your kids can do it in no time at all. And they're chock full of everything good...oatmeal, chocolate and dried cherries. Something delish in every bite. They'd be a great take along for any picnic or casual party; I don't classify them as an elegant tea cookie, but one everyone will love.
Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
From Bake or Break
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cherries
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture just until combined. Do not overmix. Stir in oats, cherries, and chocolate.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lined baking sheets. I made slightly bigger cookies and used an ice cream scoop. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (mine took a little longer), or until bottom edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for a few minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.