Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

So...Valentine's Day is next week.  Trying to think of something to make your honey?  Consider these.   They are your basic chocolate chip cookie with a ton of extra yumminess packed in.  No Valentine's plans, no problem.  This cookie dough is extremely delicious eaten straight out of the bowl.  I may actually venture to say the dough is better than the actual cookie, but that's how I like to roll.

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup rye flour (whole wheat flour can be used if you don't have rye flour)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1-12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in the maple syrup and egg.  Beat to combine.  Turn mixer speed to low.  Add in baking soda, rye flour, all purpose flour, and coconut.  Beat until just combined.  Stir in oats, cherries and chocolate chips.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Scoop tablespoons of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-17 minutes.  Allow to cool.


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