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Chocolate Chip Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

"My husband and I love homemade cookies, but a full batch is too much," writes Denise Fritz of Ormond Beach, Florida. "So I concocted these oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and dried cherries. This recipe is for chocolate-covered cherry lovers everywhere!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Drop by scant 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from baking sheets to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 203 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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