Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chewy-Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies


1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1-1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
3 cups Quaker Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 cup dried cherries 
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F (or 177*C). Use a non-stick baking mats or parchment paper on your cookie sheets for best results.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream butter, sugar, and honey. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and almond to above and beat to combine.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing on low just until incorporated.
  6. Stir in oats and cherries by hand.
  7. Scoop tablespoon sized drops onto a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 10 minutes. Watch very closely the last 2 minutes, they go from done to over done very quickly.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
Store in covered plastic container. Makes 4 dozen

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