Chewy Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

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

      1. @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.’

  8. 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!

  9. 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? ๐Ÿ™

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