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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

about 4 dozen

I like to make these old-fashioned treats with raspberry chips, but cherry-flavored work well in a pinch to add color and sweetness. These cookies stack nicely for packing. —Betty Huddleston, Liberty, Indiana
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) cherry chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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