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Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies

These are the best oatmeal cookies with all my favorite extras: dried cherries, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. —Sandy Harz, Spring Lake, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the eggs, honey and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 161 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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