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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Simple Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Tart Cherries

Chewy oatmeal cookies with a delightful combination of white chocolate morsels and tart dried cherries for a little sweet, a little tart and repeat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Cookies, Tart Cherries, White Chocolate
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 39 minutes
Cook time based on 3 batches; time per batch 11 to 13 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 16 Makes about 32 cookies


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats (not the instant type)
  • 1-1/3 cups white chocolate chip morsels
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons butter for greasing the cookie sheet (instead, the pan can be lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat can be used)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the Dry Ingredients - in a medium size bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk together and set aside.
  • For the 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.
  • For the Cookie Dough - in the large mixing bowl, add vanilla extract and eggs. Beat in the vanilla and egg.
  • 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.
  • To the mixing bowl, add oatmeal, dried cherries and white chocolate morsels. Using a soft spatula or large spoon, stir together until combined.
  • 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).
  • To the cookie sheet, drop the dough by 2 rounded tablespoons per cookie that are spaced a couple inches apart.
  • Baking the Cookies - bake in a preheated oven until the edges are a light golden brown and the middle of the cookies are still soft (about 11 to 13 minutes).
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool before serving.



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