Oatmeal-Cherry Cookies

about 60 cookies Cool: 1 minute/batch
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes/batch


* 1  cup  butter, softened
* 1  cup  packed dark brown sugar
* 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
* 1-1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
* 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
* 1/2  teaspoon  salt
* 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
* 2    eggs
* 1  teaspoon  vanilla
* 2  cups  all-purpose flour
* 2  cups  rolled oats
* 1  cup  snipped dried red cherries (6 ounces)


1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the remaining flour. Stir in oats and dried cherries.

2. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven about 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks and let cool. Makes about 60 cookies.

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