While wandering the aisles of Costco, I get tempted to buy things I might not need. Example? These dried tart cherries. They sounded good in my head, but by the time I got home and ate some, I was already regretting it. They were definitely too “tarty” for eating plain. My solution? Throw them in cookies! Cookies make everything better.
The cherries still stood out after being baked, but not as bad as straight out of the bag. If you’re fan of a tart taste, then try these cookies. The dark chocolate tone down the cherries and the oatmeal finishes off your palette. They’re not as thick as I’d like them to be, but that could be fixed by pulling them out of the oven just a bit earlier after refrigerating the dough. Recipe from Showfood Chef.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 stick (8 Tbls. butter)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dark dried cherries, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Beat the butter, both sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in the egg.
- Add the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until just combined.
- Gently Stir in the chocolate chips and dried cherries.
- Scoop out cookie dough in tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Take them out and let them cool for five minutes before removing from pan.