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Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies – a chunky oatmeal cookie full of huge dark chocolate chunks and dried Michigan cherries.

This blog series is called “If I Liked It, Then I Should Have Put A [3] Ring [Binder] On It.” I know, naming blog posts after a 5-year-old Beyonce song makes me a huge loser, but until somebody tells me to cut it out, I’m just going to go with it. The title just means that I try out a lot of recipes from magazines and websites – only the ones I really, really like go into a 3-ring binder to keep for the future and make again.

 

Recipe: Bake or Break’s Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies (click to be taken to the full recipe)

 

Background: If there’s one thing in my kitchen that screams “I live in Michigan!!!,” it’s the abundance of dried cherries and cherry products. It used to be that I would stock up on cherry supplies at Cherry Republic whenever I headed north to Traverse City or Glen Arbor. But now, there’s a Cherry Republic just down the road from me in Ann Arbor. All the better to always have dried cherries on hand for baking these cookies!

 

Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies – a chunky oatmeal cookie full of huge dark chocolate chunks and dried Michigan cherries.
What I Like: I love everything about these chocolate and cherry oatmeal cookies! The ingredients are readily available everywhere, they’re quick to stir up, and they make a big batch of chunky cookies. I love the combination of the dried cherries and the mega chunks of dark chocolate. I’ve made these again and again since my first batch five years ago.

 

What I Change: I use my 2-tablespoon cookie scoop for portioning, and the recipe yields around 30 cookies. Because they’re a little larger than in the recipe as written, they take about 14 to 16 minutes to bake. And um, I might add a few more chocolate chunks than are actually called for.

 

What recipe have you discovered in a magazine, online or on television that you make again and again? Tell me about it in the comments!

 

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7 Responses to “Dark Chocolate and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Naria — January 14, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I’m jealous of your dried cherry abundance!! And btw, I do the same thing! I try all kinds of recipes, sometimes make up my own and put them all in a huge three ring binder :) I tried a similar recipe from this Cuisinart cookbook that came with my food processor … will be trying this one soon :) Thanks for posting!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 11:17 am

      Ohhhh, how did the food processor cookies turn out? I’ve made brownies in a blender, but never cookies in a food processor :)

      • Naria replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 11:33 am

        They actually turned out great! I think there is probably an easier way to do it but that’s just me. I also tried it in my Ninja processor (with a separate included attachment for dough) that was ok. A strong blender might still be better (although I’ve never tried it).

        • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 11:38 am

          Interesting! I actually have a Cuisinart processor also. I should hunt up the recipe booklet and see what’s in there!

          • Naria replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 11:41 am

            Yes, you should! I used to turn my nose up at them but some of the recipes are good! I also tried the French Onion Soup one from Cuisinart (not the microwave version – yuck) and its delicious!

            • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 11:43 am

              Oh yes, those booklets almost always have great recipes in them! I also have a Cuisinart ice cream maker, and all of my ice cream recipes are based on those from the booklet. Now I’m worried I’ve misplaced my food processor one. Off on a scavenger hunt!

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