• Chewy Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

    May 27, 2011

    Move over Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! There’s a new cookie in town!

    These Chewy Cherry Oatmeal Cookies are similar to classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but a lot more fun with sweet and tangy dried cherries mixed in. Here’s another recipe to add to your Cookie Friday collection!

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    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 stick butter, softened
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries


    • Preheat oven to 350*F.
    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    • Portion cookies on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
    • Bake cookies for approximately 12-15 minutes.
    • Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    • Eat and enjoy!

    Makes 8-10 cookies

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    These sound awesome Tina! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the dried tart cherries we got at FitBloggin’….


    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I love dried cherries! Very simple recipe.


    Ellie@fitforthesoul May 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    whoa these look good! I was also drooling over mama pea’s chocolate cherry cookies! 0_0 I noticed you don’t use baking powder/soda in a lot of your baked goods–do you think they still come out just as good? not sure if you answered it somewhere else before.


    Tina May 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    @Ellie@fitforthesoul: They tasted great! Why would they need baking powder or baking soda?


    Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. May 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I wonder if these would work with fresh cherries? I have been buying cherries by the bunches from my local market and would love to try! I’ve always wanted to try making a cherry muffin instead of the typical blueberry too…hmmm?! 🙂


    Holly @ The Runny Egg May 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I love cherries — these would be good with some choc chips thrown in there too!


    Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted May 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    @Holly @ The Runny Egg: That’s what I was thinking – but that’s pretty much my theory about anything – chocolate chips will make everything better!


    Melissa(MelissaLikesToEat) May 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I love dried fruit in cookies. Will have to try this one!


    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Tina they look great!

    I love dried cherries and have a raw/nobake chocolate chocolate-chip cookie dough ball recipe with dried cherries.

    And I love oatmeal raisin cookies.

    Perfect pairing w/ the cherries 🙂


    Yolanda May 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Would you share that recipe with me, please? I do 80 to 90 percent raw. And no refined sugars or flours. Thnx!


    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    go to my site, it’s in my dessert recipes called
    raw vegan dark chocolate cherry balls

    don’t want to just link drop on Tina’s site 🙂


    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    ohh yey for cookie friday! 🙂

    I do love dried cherries I just wish that unsweetened ones were available for less money! 😛


    Khushboo May 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    These sound delicious! I better Choc chips and coconut would take these cookies to the next level!


    Little Miss Fitness May 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I can do these! 🙂 Yay–they look so good.


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Oh I love oatmeal in cookies. YUMM. thanks 🙂


    Laura @ Special Treats of Laura's Life May 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Yum, can’t wait to try these!!!!


    The Teenage Taste May 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Mmmm…these look delicious. And I just bought a whole bag of dried cherries a few days ago! What a coincidence! 😀


    Hannah May 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I can’t believe how delicious EVERYTHING you make looks!!!


    Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Cherries in an oatmeal cookie sound SO delicious! Good thinkin’!


    Nicky May 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oooh these sound SO good! I used to have cherry oatmeal cookies as a kid but I’m glad to have found this to re-make them! Dried cherries are my favourite 🙂


    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Yay I have dried cherries at home. They sound great!


    kelsey @ un-american in france May 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Yum! This reminds me… when I was staying with my friends on-base in Germany, they had these delicious red, white, and blue cookies. They were sugar cookies with blueberries, white chocolate chips, and cranberries and I was addicted to them!! I bet the combo would be delicious in an oatmeal cookie, too!!


    Ellen Renee May 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Those sound amazing!


    Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I love dried cherries! These oatmeal cookies look great! I’m so glad I have all these ingredients in my kitchen right now 🙂


    Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Yay Cookie Friday!!! These look AMAZING 😀


    Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    You should bring these to share with the Double Tree staff! Maybe they’ll add your cookies to their rotation??


    Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I just cracked open a bag of dried cherries 🙂 I love them!


    Molly @ RDexposed May 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Oatmeal cookies always make me smile! My grandma spent ~14 years to perfect her recipe and I cherish it as I am the only grandchild with the recipe! HA


    lynn @ the actor's diet May 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    dried cherries = crack


    Rebecca May 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I have been making your cookies each week for my boys and they always love them!


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are the best! Especially when they’re made with butter. 😀


    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking May 28, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Cookies look really good. That buffalo chicken sandwich looked amazing, I love Buffalo Hot Sauce.


    Mary Ellen May 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Hey….love the recipes, but wondering about calorie counts on your yummy goodies! Most recipes I can’t seem to find the calorie counts…..which when you are trying to shed a few pounds could be quite handy! Thanks so much!


    Hannah May 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I’m definitely adding this, because I love tangy cranberries and hate squidgy-poo raisins! 😛


    Katherine: Unemployed May 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    who doesn’t love chewy! these look fantastic


    Gladyxa May 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I’m so going to make those cookies! They look perfect.


    Gladyxa: Happily Curvy May 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    and chewy!


    leah May 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Just made these cookies. Soooooo good. I added 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips too! 🙂


    Kris May 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

    These look awesome. I want to make them today, but don’t have the flax… would I just use more oats maybe?


    Tina May 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

    @Kris: You could probably just omit it, but if the batter is runny, just throw in some more oats! 🙂


    Kelly June 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    @Tina: @Tina: @Tina: @Tina:

    I would think the addition of a leavener would affect the texture more than the taste. They just create air bubbles so the texture is a little lighter. I make cookies for my dog and I generally leave out any baking powder or baking soda because I seem to remember reading somewhere that it’s not great for dogs and the cookies are always flatter & don’t really ‘rise.’


    Kelly June 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm


    Whoops. Not sure why it posted @Tina three times.


    Kris May 31, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Thanks! 🙂


    Lauren @ MRS May 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Sound delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s great to see that the ingredients wouldn’t be hard to find in our grocery stores.


    Karen June 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I made these yesterday and they turned out great. I made half as is and the other half with dark chocolate chips. Thanks again for a great recipe!


    lindsay January 15, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I have made these cookies before and loved them: but today i made them and they never flattened out- any idea on why this would happen? 🙁


    Tina January 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    @lindsay: Hmm… did you use an entire stick of butter?


    lindsay January 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    @Tina: yes i used the whole stick of butter 🙁 i thought i followed the recipe exactly….. bummer


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