Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

I have adapted my favorite Oatmeal cookie to include all the things I love……
Dark Chocolate, Tart Dried Cherries, Oatmeal and Wheat flour.

If you are baking these for bake sales or gifts, you can drizzle chocolate over it make them ever better.
Some other options to add are:  any type of nut, raisins, coconut.  I have tried them all.
DarkChocolateCherryCookies-I have adapted my favorite Oatmeal cookies to include all the things I love...... Dark Chocolate, Tart Dried Cherries, Oatmeal and Wheat flour.

1 cup Butter, you can use  shortening or margarine-the texture might change a little though.
1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 half cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla paste- you can use extract if that is what you have.
3 cups oats
1 cup wheat flour, I have also used oat flour but you will need to add another egg
1 tsp salt
1/2  tsp soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate.

DarkChocolateCherryCookies-I have adapted my favorite Oatmeal cookies to include all the things I love...... Dark Chocolate, Tart Dried Cherries, Oatmeal and Wheat flour.
Cream softened butter together with the sugars.  Add egg and beat together, add vanilla paste and mix.
Mix flour, salt, baking soda and powder.  Add to wet ingredients.
Add oatmeal, cherries and chocolate.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
DarkChocolateCherryOatmealCookies-I have adapted my favorite Oatmeal cookies to include all the things I love...... Dark Chocolate, Tart Dried Cherries, Oatmeal and Wheat flour.
The reason I use wheat flour is the slightly nuttiness the flour gives to the cookies.
Use can use any type of flour in this recipe but if you use oat flour you will need a little extra moisture.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

This cookie has always been one of the favorite chocolate cookies at every event.
Perfect for any holiday or celebration.
It’s chewy, chocolaty, and melts in your mouth.
chewy chocolate cookies-This cookie has always been one of the favorite chocolate cookies at every event. It's chewy, chocolaty, and melts in your mouth.
You can do so many variations with this cookie.
I have rolled them in a ball and then nuts, or powdered sugar before baking.
I have topped them with walnuts, pecan, almonds, kisses, m&m’s, and sprinkles.
This is a recipe adapted from a community cookbook from 1984 when my daughter was in the Daisy’s.
chewy chocolate cookies-This cookie has always been one of the favorite chocolate cookies at every event. It's chewy, chocolaty, and melts in your mouth.

1 cup butter, and 1/4 cup shortening (you can use all butter, but I like the texture this way)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, large
2 tsp vanilla paste (you can use a nut flavoring if you want- I have used almond and walnut extract)
2 cups flour
3/4 cup of special dark baking chocolate( I use Hershey’s)
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
optional:  1 cup chopped nuts, dark chocolate pieces, or wherever your imagination takes you.

Cream softened butter, shortening and sugar.  Just until mixed.
Add eggs, and vanilla, beat
Combine all dry ingredients in separate bowl.
Then mix dry ingredient into wet ingredients.
If adding nuts or chocolates do it after everything is mixed together.
chewy chocolate cookies-This cookie has always been one of the favorite chocolate cookies at every event. It's chewy, chocolaty, and melts in your mouth.
Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet, or roll into a ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes- they will look a little puffy and under cooked- but take them  out anyway.
Let them cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before taking off sheet to cool the rest of the way on a rack.