Recipe by Crisco Baking Sticks®
"Oatmeal cookies are made extra-special with the addition of chocolate chunks, cherries, and sliced almonds."
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Crisco® Butter Shortening or Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks*
firmly packed light brown sugar
1 2/3 cups
Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
quick oats (not instant or old fashioned)
1 (6 ounce)
white chocolate baking bar, coarsely chopped
3 (2 ounce)
semi-sweet chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
coarsely chopped candied or dried cherries
I’m telling you, Crisco puts out some darned good cookie recipes! This is the second one I’ve tried recently and it is yet another that hit it out of the ball park! And for once, Hubs and I both agreed on five stars. This does, in fact, have all the characteristics of Black Forest Cake – dark chocolate, creamy white chocolate and sweet-tart cherries - with the added crunch of almonds (I used chopped rather than sliced). They are at once gooey, chewy, crispy, and creamy. The richest, most decadent oatmeal cookie you’ll ever eat.
These were VERY good. You can use chips if you don't feel like chopping chocolate, but I like the chunks- they go better with the cookie, I think. Big hit at the office.
YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE!!! I had to improvise because I didn't have everything, but these are AMAZING cookies. I used dried cranberries instead of cherries, chopped walnuts instead of almonds, and 1/2 cup of butter with 1/2 cup of crisco because I didn't have butter flavored crisco. I used 6 ounces of milk chocolate chips because I didn't have the semisweet bar.
lovely lovely will make again
These are kind of like an oatmeal cookie with everything. I normally don't care for dried cherries so I chopped them the size of raisins. That worked well for me. I did chop the chocolate also, as suggested. I don't care for sliced almonds in baked goods, so I took whole almonds and chopped them fine. I didn't have butter flavored shortening, so I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. That combination usually works well in cookies anyhow. I made 1/2 recipe and got 32 cookies using a standard cookie scoop. I took them out after 9 minutes, as they were pretty much done, and let them finish setting up on the pan.
Very yummy indeed! Recipe made a lot of cookies! All I had was old fashioned oats and I used them anyway, not a problem at all! The cranberries added just the right moisture and enhanced the chocolate! Also used chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chocolate but chunked the white. MMMMmmm good!
best oatmeal cookie recipe ever
I replaced half of the shortening with butter simply because I enjoy butter in my cookie recipes. I also replaced a 1/3 cup of flour with cocoa. It gave the cookies a more chocolatey flavor that I was looking for. I also used dried tart cherries. I like the flavor contrasts. The rest of the recipe I followed exactly. These were fabulous in flavor, crunch and chew and will definitely be making again! They also froze well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 86
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