Chewy oatmeal cookies with a delightful combination of white chocolate morsels and tart dried cherries for a little sweet, a little tart and repeat.

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on plate

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are the best.

Especially when they have white chocolate morsels and tart dried cherries in each bite like these cookies do.

The white chocolate morsels give this cookie a wonderful, sweet bite to it and the dried cherries add a little tartness.

And these two flavors in combination with the heartiness of oatmeal taste divine.

There’s also a very subtle taste of salt in these cookies that is so good along with all of the flavors and textures going on in each bite.

About the Dried Cherries

Dried cherries may not always be available in the grocery store and if they are, a bag of them may be fairly expensive.

They’re generally located by where the raisins are.

If the grocery store has bulk-type bins with nuts and grains, they may also have dried cherries.

I buy dried cherries at a local ranch-type market where they sell them in bulk in a bin.

This way I get just the amount that I need plus a few for snacking of course.

Serve these oatmeal cookies as a snack, dessert or just because.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients

Uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats (not the instant type), dried cherries, white chocolate morsels, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

(In case you may notice any quantity differences between the pictures below and the actual written recipe…in the following step-by-step pictures, I made a half-batch of these delicious cookies).

The written recipe at the bottom of this post reflects the full recipe.

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Greased cookie pan with butter

Grease a cookie sheet with butter.

Set aside.

If preferred, instead of greasing the pan with butter, a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat can be placed on the pan.

Dry Ingredients:

Add flour in bowl

In a medium size bowl, add flour…

Add baking soda in bowl

…baking soda…

Add salt to bowl

…salt…

Add cinnamon to bowl

…and…

Add cinnamon to bowl

…ground cinnamon.

Whisk dry ingredients in bowl

Whisk together…

Whisk dry ingredients in bowl

…and set aside.

COOKIE DOUGH

Butter and Sugars:

Add butter to bowl

In a large mixing bowl add softened butter…

Add brown sugar to bowl

…brown sugar…

Add sugar to bowl

…and granulated sugar.

Cream butter and sugar

Beat with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.

Vanilla and Eggs:

Add vanilla to cookie dough

To the large mixing bowl, add vanilla extract…

Add egg to cookie dough

…and eggs.

TIP – Rather than adding the eggs directly into the mixing bowl, first crack them into a small bowl just in case there is a bad egg.  

This way the bad egg won’t contaminate the ingredients that are already in the mixing bowl.

Mix cookie dough in bowl

Beat in the vanilla and eggs.

Add Dry Ingredients:

Add flour to cookie dough

To the mixing bowl, add the flour mixture a little at a time.

Mix cookie dough in bowl

Set the mixer on low and…

Add flour to cookie dough

…gradually beat in the flour mixture.

Mix cookie dough in bowl

With a soft spatula, scrape any residual flour off the sides of the mixing bowl and stir it into the dough.

Oats, Dried Cherries and White Chocolate Morsels:

Add oatmeal to cookie dough

To the mixing bowl, add oatmeal…

Add dried cherries to dough

…dried cherries…

Add white chocolate in dough

…and white chocolate morsels.

Oatmeal cookie dough in bowl

Using a soft spatula or large sturdy spoon…

Stir oatmeal cookie dough

…stir together…

Oatmeal cookie dough in bowl

Cookie dough in bowl

…until combined.

Cookie dough balls on pan

To the greased cookie sheet…

Cookie dough balls in pan

…drop the dough by 2 rounded tablespoons per cookie

Cookie dough balls on pan

…that are spaced a couple inches apart.

Cookie dough balls on pan

Bake

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on pan

Bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees F.) until the edges are a light golden brown and the middle of the cookies are still soft (10 to 11 minutes).

TIP – For a chewy cookie, remove the cookies from the oven while the middle is still soft.

Cool and Serve

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on rack

Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack…

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on plate

…and…

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on plate

…cool before serving.

Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on plate

Bite of tart cherry oatmeal cookie

This recipe is adapted from Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies.

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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies with Tart Cherries and White Chocolate Morsels

Chewy oatmeal cookies with a delightful combination of white chocolate and tart dried cherries for a little sweet, a little tart and repeat.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

For Greasing the Cookie Pan:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or the pan can be lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat

For the Dry Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH:

  • 1 cup butter, softened (salted)
  • 1 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Dry Ingredients

Oats, Dried Cherries and White Chocolate Morsels

  • 3 cups uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats (not the instant type)
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cherries
  • 1-1/3 cups white chocolate chip morsels

Equipment

  • Large Cookie Sheet/Sheets (18" x 13") (half the size of a full sheet pan)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the Cookie Sheet Pan:

  • Grease a cookie sheet with butter (instead of greasing the cookie sheet with butter, the pan can be lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat if preferred). Set aside.

For the Dry Ingredients:

  • In a medium size bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk together and set aside.

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH:

  • Butter and Sugar - in a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Vanilla and Eggs - in the large mixing bowl, add vanilla extract and eggs*. Beat in the vanilla and eggs.
    *Rather than adding the eggs directly into the mixing bowl, first crack them into a small bowl just in case there is a bad egg.  
    This way the bad egg won't contaminate the ingredients that are already in the mixing bowl.
  • To the mixing bowl, add the flour mixture a little at a time. Set the mixer on low and gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • With a soft spatula, scrape any residual flour off the sides of the mixing bowl and stir it into the dough.
  • Oats, Dried Cherries and White Chocolate Morsels - To the mixing bowl, add oatmeal, dried cherries and white chocolate morsels. Using a soft spatula or large spoon, stir together until combined.
  • To the cookie sheet, drop the dough by 2 rounded tablespoons per cookie that are spaced a couple inches apart.

BAKE:

  • Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the edges of the cookies are a light golden brown and the middle of the cookies are still soft (10 to 11 minutes).

COOL AND SERVE:

  • Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack and cool before serving.

Recipe adapted from Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies.

    Notes

    TIPS:

    1. Rather than adding the eggs directly into the mixing bowl, first crack them into a small bowl just in case there is a bad egg.  
      This way the bad egg won't contaminate the ingredients that are already in the mixing bowl.
    2. For a chewy cookie, remove the cookies from the oven while the middle is still soft.

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