Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Here's the next batch of cookies that I baked up for Christmas. Another new recipe to try that is a little healthier... These had a nice chewy texture, but I am not sure how I feel about the cherries baked in, so it might not be a repeater! :) It was nice for something a little different though!

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Yields: 3 dozen
Points: 2 per cookie

3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Mix butter until smooth. Slowly pour sugar in an even stream into butter and mix on high until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Pour in brown sugar, mix until incorporated and then scrape mixture down from sides of the bowl. Slowly beat in each egg one at a time until incorporated. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Scrape misture down from sides of bowl and stir in oatmeal and then dried cherries. Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls of dought about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges arae set. Cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious. I just came over from Grumpy's honeybunch!