Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chunks, Cherries and Pecans
Why I Love This Recipe
On Nook & Pantry blog I saw this cookie and decided to try it this morning. Since I was not going to go out to get dried cranberries or cherries, I used maraschino cherries instead . They tasted really good with them. There are two more cookies I wish to try over the next week or two so stay tuned.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soday
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup Oatmeal
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped in half
1/2 cup chocolate chips and chunks
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350º degrees.
Toast pecans in fry pan until nicely browned.
Chop the cherries in half.
In bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir with whisk to combine.
In another bowl combine oatmeal, chocolate and cherries.
Place butter in stand mixer and beat until smooth.
Add brown sugar and beat until well blended.
Add egg and vanilla.
When well incorporated add flour mixture.
Mix this only until mixture comes together.
Add the oatmeal mixture.
At this point I usually use a wooden spoon to combine.
Take a ice-cream scoop and scoop onto cookie sheet.
Press down until about 3/4" thick.
Leave a couple inches between cookies.
Bake about 18 minutes.
Cool on pan for a minutes.
Place on cooling rack.
Stack in air tight container.
Makes 27 cookies