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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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"Chewy oatmeal cookies with added cherries!"

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, cherry juice and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Blend in oatmeal, chopped cherries and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  5. Roll into balls the size of walnuts and slightly mash down. Bake to a golden brown, 8 - 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2003

Based on what others had said about the weak cherry flavor I exchanged 1/2 of the butter for strawberry applesauce(which also helped cut the fat) and use 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the cherry juice. The cherry flavor was more pronounced. Cookies turned out great - will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 18, 2009

I just made these.The 4 star rating attracted me.Thankfully,I made a tray of 8 cookies,"just to try." They were so bland,despite my adding extra cherry juice and almond extract.They probably could use some brown sugar in place of all white sugar.I'm going to try and salvage the rest of the batter and add some coconut and chocolate chips to the batter.I'm not sure why anyone would call these cookies chewy.They're actually quite dry.We'll see how it goes!


30 Ratings

Dec 31, 2007

Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for more "cherry" flavor. Good texture cookie. I added cherry icing.

Dec 30, 2010

I love these cookies. Doubled the cherry juice and added almost 2 tsp of Almond extract. Tasty and chewy. We did not find them dry at all.

Jan 20, 2007

The coookies looked beautiful, plump with a very nice texture...but the taste was bland. I even added more cherry juice, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Maybe if some brown sugar was used. I don't know, probably wont try them again to experiment.

Dec 29, 2006

I thought these were pretty good. I added more cherries and some mini chocolate chips because they were a little bland at first. I'd make them again.

Jun 28, 2013

I had run out of brown sugar and wanted to try blueberries instead of raisins. Very moist, but I don't understand where the flavor went. The blueberries' flavor comes through, but I expected more zing than I got.

Dec 21, 2010

This recipe is great! I have ate these things all day and can not stop!, but I made the the size of the cookies better so they wood cook better.


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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