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Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

March 7, 2009

Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

Here’s a fun game to play:

Grab a chef.  Any chef will do.

Ask that chef what their favorite Oatmeal Cookie recipe is.  I’ll bet you my favorite slippers (not that you would want those) that their favorite recipe for Oatmeal Cookies is the recipe right there on the Quaker Oats can.

I know… too easy right?  Take the easy.  Accept the easy.  Some things are complicated.  Other things are as simple as the Oatmeal Cookie recipe that I’ve been making since I was old enough to reach the counter.

Embrace the good, then add cherries and chocolate.

Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

Because I simply can’t help myself, I jazzed these beauties up a bit with dried cherries and white chocolate chips.  Use any combination of dried fruit and chocolate you like.  The base recipe, with brown sugar and old fashioned oats is gorgeous enough with or without the jazz.  Keep in mind that chocolate does make everything better.  Fact.

Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

oooooh Quaker.  You’ve done it again.

Print this Recipe!

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

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  • Delicious. For a little salty, try adding some pistachios!

  • I just made oatmeal cookies last night and was just about to blog the recipe – how timely! I actually call my favorite my mom’s recipe, but I tweak it a bit each time. Last night, I added 1/2 C dried cranberries and 1/2 C raisins, plus a generous C of Ghirardelli bittersweet chips. Yum. I also add a bit of cinnamon… Have a great weekend and enjoy those cookies.

  • these look great! cherries and white chocolate seem like the perfect addition!

  • I think the dark brown sugar makes the Quaker cookies just that much better. I always put a bit of fresh nutmeg in too for some depth.

    And my guilty secret is that I tend to leave out the dried fruit and just add TONS of chocolate!

  • these are a flashback to childhood, thats for sure! now i got a craving hahaha

  • This sounds absolutely heavenly. :) I’m going to look for cherries and chocolate today. Yummmmmmmmmmm. :)

  • Oh yes, oatmeal cookie and Quakers recipe reign!!! Simple is best sometimes :)

  • I love the combination of white chocolate and cherry. I had it in a yeast bread the other day, and it was quite divine. So, I can only imagine that this white chocolate cherry oatmeal cookie is beyond divine. They look absolutely delicious!

  • Cherries…instead of raisins–great idea. And, I love white chocolate. We just made a white chocolate frosting for strawberry cake!

  • These kind of remind me of the Trader Joes frozen oatmeal cookies, but these look way yummier and BIGGER! I will def try this recipe this week.

  • This recipe looks fantastic. Would you or do you chill the dough… like with chocolate chip cookies?

  • Wow, that looks amazing! I’m new to the blog, but a confirmed foodie. I have always used the Quaker recipe, but I have a troubleshooting question: the last 2-3 times I have made them, they turned out all funky, collapsed flat and all gooey. In a bad way. I have tried experimenting with less butter, with softened butter, etc. and I’m not sure why they are being weird. Could you help?!

  • Yum! I love oatmeal cookies. I just made a batch that called for dried cherries, but I couldn’t find them so I had to sub in craisins.

  • Mmm that look gorgeously thick and chewy. I just made some oatmeal cookies, too, but of the thin & crisp variety. I like both.

  • Oh my gosh, I just posted a very similar recipe on my blog a few days ago, it was oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies, recipe via Ocean Spray Craisins. They were one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten, and I’m sure that this recipe from Quaker with the cherries tastes really nice too! :)

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