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Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet white chocolate, tart dried cherries, and chewy oats make these Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies irresistible!

I know, I know that we all did plenty of cookie baking during the holiday season, yet here I am with cookies for my first post of the new year. But I just can’t resist the appeal of freshly baked cookies any time of year!

Oatmeal cookies lend themselves well to seemingly endless variations, but these are a new favorite twist. These Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are sweet, chewy, tart, and so very tasty. The tartness of the cherries and the sweetness of the white chocolate are perfect companions.

Sweet white chocolate and tart cherries are a perfect pair in these Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. - Bake or Break

I opted to make these cookie on the big side. We’re talking three tablespoons of dough in each cookie. These are some serious cookies! A perfect solution if you find yourself missing all those holiday cookies.

Some blogging friends and I are teaming up this year to bring you a Cookie of the Month! This month’s theme is oatmeal. As I do love a good oatmeal cookie, I am very excited about this bunch of cookie recipes! Be sure to visit these blogs and see their cookie creations!

Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Yield 16 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies combine sweet and tart in a wonderfully delicious cookie!

Sweet white chocolate, tart dried cherries, and chewy oats make these Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies irresistible!

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cups (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 & 1/2 cups (247g) old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (105g) dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup (127g) white chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the oats. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the cherries and white chocolate.
  5. Using 3 tablespoons of dough at a time, drop the dough onto the prepared pans, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Flatten each cookie slightly.
  6. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned.

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    12 Comments on “Cherry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. You got me a cherry! I love dried cherries and especially in cookies.

  2. Strange thing, I didn’t do any baking for Christmas. I made oodles and oodles of goodies, but not one of them involved baking (unless you count oven caramel corn). I may need to remedy that…

  3. Jennifer, these sound delicious!! The combination is perfect!
    So happy to “meet” you and be doing the Cookie of the Month with you. Can’t wait to see what you make next month!

  4. I love the addition of cherries in these cookies! It’s a wonderful variation of the classic oatmeal cookie.

  5. I LOVE that you’re starting a cookie of the month – very fun! And these look amazing. I’m not a big fan of cherries, so I wonder if cranberries would be as good. Either way, they look super yummy 🙂

  6. Oh yum! I can never pass up a big, fat, chewy cookie, but the combo of dried cherries and white chocolate sounds especially irresistible. Too bad no one’s figured out how to download cookies over the internet, because I totally need one of these bad boys to go with my afternoon coffee.

  7. Cookie of the Month sounds like some great recipes for 2015. Can’t wait to make these!!

  8. Dried cherries are a recent addiction of mine..I swear I’ve been putting them in everything, but not yet cookies! Must change that.

  9. White chocolate and cherries make such a good combination! The texture of these cookies looks amazing. xo

  10. Haven’t start to bake this year, would try this!

  11. Made these cherry/white chocolate cookies.. delicious but a little dry… will try them again, maybe I messed up

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