Martha's "Chewy Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies"
I bought a camera a couple days ago and couldn't wait to snap a picture, so last night I made these very delicious cookies and ran to my camera first thing this morning. My kids were yet to be fed, so I only snaped a couple of pictures. Let me just say I'm in love with my new toy and these lovely cookies were the perfect quick snack to make.
Makes about 4 dozen
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, or 1 cup apple butter (a healthier alternative)
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups Quaker Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. Place butter, sugar, and honey in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat to combine. With the mixer on low, gradually add reserved flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in oats and cherries.
Drop 1 tablespoon of dough at a time about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
From The Martha Stewart Show, January 2007