Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

I discovered something this weekend, something I probably should have known. It turns out I can no longer stay out till 4 AM without suffering any consequences.

I was out for my friend Steph’s bachelorette party. I had a great time, and I hope she enjoyed her “last night of freedom”.

Unfortunately, even though I didn’t have much to drink, I was completely exhausted the next day. I had a busy day planned to so forced myself to get up early. The people at Eat In Eat Out Magazine have been kind enough to include I’ll Have What She’s Having in their Holiday edition. I need to submit two holiday recipes to them, so I planned to make at least one dish last weekend. But I was tired and cranky and really not in the mood for a holiday style dish.

I wanted something easy and comforting. I wanted a cookie. And a glass of milk.

So that’s what I made. A simple oatmeal cookie, the kind of cookie that brings back memories of childhood and makes everything better. These cookies are crispy on the outside with a chewy center. The sour cherries are a great contrast to the sweet cookie, and the cardamom adds a touch of warmth.  I had them with a glass of milk, and then I took a nice long nap.

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a medium bowl, stir the oats, flour, cherries, baking soda, salt and cardamom together. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, followed by the vanilla. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using about a tablespoon of dough per cookie, and drop them two inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

12 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

  1. I can barely make it past 10pm these days, let alone well into the early morning! Thankfully, most of my friends are long married and I have none of these sorts of things to attend any more. Boy, that makes me sound old, although I am only 38! These cookies look delicious, love that you used cardamom.

  2. Hi, sorry for the late comment; I landed here after searching for a cherry-cardamom cookie recipe.

    I must ask, how tested was this recipe? I found it made a much better granola than cookie. 12 minutes yielded very dry, thin, crispy cookies that did not stay together and were quite oily on the edges. Not enough flour or too much oats.

    I’ll admit that I had reservations when I realized there was no way that much brown sugar was not going to ever appear light after creaming, and that the cooking time had such a wide range from top to bottom.

    Regardless, it is tasty granola with yoghurt and applesauce… ;)

    1. I’m sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you. At least you found a way to use it!
      It’s been a while so to be honest I don’t remember how many times I made the recipe. It is possible there’s a mistake in the measurements. I’ll make them again this weekend to test it out.

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