Oatmeal, Dried Cherry and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Oatmeal, Dried Cherry and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

OK, there is no way to make these brown cookies look as amazing as they taste…just trust me; they are chewy and delicious with incredible flavor!  I’m a huge fan of oatmeal cookies…and adding dried tart cherries and white chocolate chunks has got to be my best version ever. Since the hubby and daughter poo-poo oatmeal in their desserts, I went ahead and added my favorites to the batter…plus just a touch of almond extract to bring out the cherry flavor. These are my contribution to the new monthly Dessert Challenge…hosted by Sheryl of Lady Behind the Curtain. Sheryl was the original creator of The Improv Challenge before her blog took a little hiatus. Not like I really needed another group to join, but this one was hard to resist! This month’s theme is Cherries and Chocolate…the ideal combination for Valentine’s Day. Well, maybe not if the only cherries your hubby will touch are in Kool Aid…and maybe cough drops if he’s desperate! Oh, well, I guess this is a Valentine’s Day present for myself!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup dark-brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not Quick oats)
  • 2 cups dried tart cherries
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake