chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies

April 6th, 2010

I bought the Liberty of London cookie jar from target for my mom’s birthday. I also picked up a kid’s sundress while I was there solely for the fabric, but now a little bird tells me they will be selling cotton curtain panels (aka straight up yardage) sometime soon!

Now you can’t just give someone a cookie jar and not put cookies in it, so I made some chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies and damn if they weren’t pretty good.  Dried cherries are dear, but they are so, so good. Raisins would work, but then they would just be oatmeal raisin cookies and that’s no fun.

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 3.5  ounces good dark chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and mix on high speed to combine. Then add the vanilla.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the mixer (make sure it’s on low) and mix just until combined. Add the oats, cherries, and chocolate and mix by hand.
  4. Spoon heaping tablespoons full of dough, a couple inches apart, onto a lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake cookies until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool and give away or keep them all for yourself.
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9 Responses to chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies

  1. kirsten says:

    ooh, that libery panel would look awesome in my daughter’s room. and i’ll bet i could get 2 of her curtains from one panel!

  2. Anna says:

    yum! love those cookie jars. I’ve overinduldged in liberty of london. hehe

  3. Char says:

    Such a pretty cookie Jar and those cookies just sounds SO deelicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.
    I love the Easter Dress you made for your daughter…I’m not surprised she loved it…it’s SO beautiful.
    Have a good evening.

  4. Sharlotka says:

    The panels are mail-order only (not in stores). I already have mine – I don’t think the fabric is nice/soft enough for clothes, but could be OK for some other projects (bags, pillows etc).
    Double Yumm for cookies!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Oh, now I’m craving oatmeal cookies…

    Trader Joe’s has reasonably inexpensive dried cherries. Which I’m also craving now…

  6. Kristena says:

    Yum! This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I thought about cutting up my daughter’s LoL dress, but I think she’d be sad. Maybe when she grows out of it. :)

  7. britt says:

    those sound super good. will have to give them a try some time. we love us some cookies!

  8. Anne Marie says:

    Mmmm… this sounds yummy!

  9. Wendy says:

    Every time I go to the store, I apparently buy a carton of old-fashioned oats. Today, I opened the cupboard and three cartons fell on me. My husband suggested I make some oatmeal cookies to use some up and so I busted out this recipe. Um…super yum! Thanks for sharing!