Chocolate Cherry Oat Cookies


1.5 ounces (1/3 cup) flour

1.5 oz (1/3 cup) whole-wheat flour

1.5 cups rolled oats

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup dried cherries

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, lightly beaten (go cage free!)

3 oz. bittersweet chocolate chopped

Cooking spray


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flours, oats, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg and beat until combined. Fold in chocolate. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans for 3 minutes or until almost firm and remove from the pan to cool the rest of the way.

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