Tart dried cherries pair with decadent dark chocolate for a soft, yet crunchy oatmeal cookie with a spin.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Another week, another snow storm in Boston 🙂 I don’t know about you other Bostonites, but I’m getting a little sick of it now. It was fun the first big storm to have a snow day and get the chance to cuddle up with hot cocoa, binge on tv and drink a bottle of wine (or more…). Now it seems I have a weekly case of cabin fever after being cooped inside during the long snow storms!
One way to pass the time on these snowy days and nights is baking up something delicious. With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I had to share one more treat that I think is perfect for celebrating love day. My Cherry and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are a hearty cookie, so they are perfect for packing up for a Valentine’s Day care package, like I did above.The color of the cherries makes these cookies just a bit festive, without going overboard. Dark chocolate is just the definition of decadent and romantic. Plus you know I love a good cookie, so couldn’t let you celebrate Valentine’s Day without a cookie recipe.Of course these cookies are great at any time of year. The recipe makes a dozen and a half cookies- I hope you enjoy!
Are you having a lot of snow where you are? If you are, how have you been spending your “snow days”?
- 3/4 of a cup flour
- 1/2 of a teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 of a teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup of butter, softened (1/2 of a stick)
- 1/4 of a cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 of a cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and a 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 of a cup dried cherries
- 1/2 of a cup dark chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees.
In a bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Place to the side.
Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
Add in egg and vanilla and mix well.
Gradually add in flour mixture to batter, on low speed and scraping down sides as needed.
Mix in oats, followed by cherries and dark chocolate chips until well combined.
Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop rounded mounds of dough and place on baking sheet prepared with parchment paper.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just golden on edges.
Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to wire rack to cool.