Hello all– We lived in Texas the first 4 years we were married. Larry was in seminary and I taught science all week. So every Saturday it was the same routine. He’d study– while I cleaned our student apartment (so tiny, it didn’t take long!) went with 3 friends to grocery shop together, did laundry and then made cookies. So many cookies! Now days we don’t need weekly cookies…
But for some young friends coming in last Thursday, I pulled out this old recipe. Homey and sweet and best hot from the oven!
CHERY BIT CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup dried cherries, minced*
With an electric mixer beat the butter, 2 sugars and eggs until they’re creamy. Then beat in the flour, salt, baking powder and oats. Finally, use the mixer to blend in the walnuts, chocolate chips and cherries.
Drop the batter by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Flatten the cookies a bit with the bottom of a heavy glass.
Bake them up at 350 degrees for 11 or 12 minutes. Be sure to eat at least one hot from the oven!!
*Whole dried cherries are too gummy for me. I mince them to bits, for their cherry sweetness, but no gummy bites!