Oatmeal cookies are always good. Add some pine nuts and dried cherries to the standard recipe and you have one delicious cookie. The coconut in this recipe makes the cookies extra chewy. To keep the texture of the cookies soft, I only baked them for about 10 minutes or until the edges started to turn golden. For a crunchy cookie, you can bake the cookies a couple of minutes longer. Store these cookies in an airtight container with a slice of sandwich bread to keep them moist.
These cookies are great anytime with a glass of milk. When I am on the run, these are great breakfast cookies. Oatmeal, coconut, nuts, cherries, egg - what could make a better breakfast? I have been known to take some on vacation with us for our breakfast and a quick snack. Enjoy:)
Chewy Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
1-cup butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-½ cups flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick oats
1-cup pine nuts
1-cup dried cherries
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
2. Cream together the butter and sugars.
3. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar
mixture and mix well.
5. Slowly add the oats, coconut, pine nuts, and dried cherries. Mix until just combined.
6. Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least one hour.
7. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
8. Measure one tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Place on a
cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges start turning a golden color.
10. Cool for two minutes; remove to a wire rack for cooling.
When completely cooled, store in an airtight container with a slice of bread.
Makes 3-dozen cookies.