Chocolate Covered Cherry Oatmeal Cookies…now that’s a delicious mouthful of warm sweet comfort right there. Instead of making the same ol’ same ol’ Chocolate Chip Cookies on an almost snowy afternoon (Okies here🙋♀️), my daughter and I decided to broaden our cookie recipe inventory…and I must say they turned out to so much better than we imagined.
I would describe these cookies as kind of “meaty” with lots of soft crunch and comforting flavor. The sweet chocolate coating with the sour dried cherries inside, a crunch of yummy walnut and a sliver of white chocolate is memorable and you will be hooked! You’ll never want to have a plain ol’ chocolate chip cookie again.
Stir flour, baking soda and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just mixed together. Stir in oatmeal…do not over mix.
Rough chop the walnuts, chocolate covered dried cherries and white chocolate disks.
Stir them into the mixture until just incorporated.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Drop by tablespoonfuls or ice creams scoopfuls (depending on how large or small you want them…I used an ice cream scoop for these) on parchment paper. These cookies will spread so space them out pretty far apart. Note: If you chill the dough for about an hour the cookies won’t spread so much.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until desired doneness.
Let them set for a couple of minutes before you transfer them to wire racks to cool.
How many cookies does this recipe make?
Using an ice cream scoop I make about 26. They were large! If you used a heaping tablespoon I would guesstimate you could get about 40 cookies out of one batch.
How long do they last?
If your family doesn’t finish them off in a 2 days I would be shocked. Mine lasted 36 hours!!
How to store them?
In a plastic bag or tub that seals really well and in a secret spot that your kids don’t know about.