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.
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
oooooh Quaker. You’ve done it again.
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Lauren Ver Hage
So I’m sitting at home and my dad requests a simple boring old oatmeal cookie and I think “cool, let’s bake something!!!” But, c’mon – I know better than to just simply make a plain oatmeal cookie. I pulled up your blog, having already made a bunch of your recipes before and think, “now Joy has got to have something here that I can use to kick a plain old oatmeal cookie in the pants.” And I was right! I just whipped up a batch of these and HOLY MOLY are they to die for. I subbed out half the butter with Greek yogurt and added mini chocolate chips. Phenomenal! Thanks for yet another great recipe Joy!!!
<3 a longtime follower & recent oatmeal cookie convert
Seeing that you are a baker, I thought you may know the answer to this question. What happens if I sub butter for coconut oil?? My 4yr old & husband consumes cookies at an unhealthy rate. Please help:)
I really don’t know, but I think Google will be helpful!
This is my first time to your blog, and I was lead here while looking for a really good white chocolate-cherry oatmeal cookie recipe…Wha-laa!! This one looks perfect, and in fact I just made the cookie dough! It’s chillin in the fridge now. I chopped large chunks of the white chocolate and added some toasted almonds in addition to the cherries for a really good cookie “glob” factor! ;)
I can’t wait to taste these cookies and blog about them, too. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.
I brought half the batch to a bachelorette weekend and sent the other half with my husband for a guys’ camping trip. Everyone went crazy over these! Thanks Joy!
FABULOUS COOKIES! I made a test batch for a cookie swap I have coming up and they are delish. The only thing I do differently (as with all my cookie recipes) is go a little heavier on the chocolate chips and cherries in this case. Thank you so much, these are sure to be added to my regular holiday baking!
These are studded perfection. They come out as little nibbles that everyone loves and people disguise as healthy due to the cherries. Ah, Joy you are the master of deception and the queen of oh so tempting oatmeal cookies.
Thanks for another winner!
I’ve only just discovered your website and I’m loving it! I started off by making these oatmeal cookies, and they came out pretty nice. But, since I’m European and didn’t grow up with wonderful things like oatmeal cookies (I know, we’re far behind ;-)) I’m not quite sure if they should be chewy or crispy. Mine were somewhere in between. And when you say “rounded tablespoonfuls” should I drop balls of dough onto the sheet or do I make a flat cookie with rounded edges?