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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (with Cherries)

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (with Cherries)

These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe with cherries are warm and comforting, just like the cookbook they came from (Scandinavian Gatherings)
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add the vanilla and mix until blended.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and cardamom.  Then add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture.  Beat on low until combined.
  • Stir in the oats, cherries and almonds.  The dough might be too thick for an electric mixer at this point.  If that’s the case, stir in these last additions by hand with a wooden spoon.
    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (with Cherries)
  • Scoop the dough into 1.5-tablespoon balls (about the size of a small ping-pong ball), and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.  Place twelve cookie dough balls on each baking sheet.
    Scooping cookie dough balls
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and slightly flattened out.  Put the cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack

Notes

If you don't have sliced almonds, you can use whole almonds and simply chop them into small pieces. 
*The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg