oatmeal cookies with walnuts, cherries, and chocolate chips

I know that sounds like a mouthful,  but I was cleaning out the cupboard 
and decided to mix some extras in to make the cookies more delicious and healthy!
Oatmeal = Fiber
Cherries and Dark Chocolate = Antioxidants
Walnuts = Omega-3s

So, healthy! [Right?]

The dough for this recipe can get pretty thick, so a mixer is recommended.
Start by creaming your butter and sugar, then add in the rest of the wet ingredients.
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

 Combine your dry ingredients first, then slowly add to the bowl.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
5 cups oats

And then add in your extras! I went with:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
1 cup walnuts

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350, on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Recipe as above yields about 50 medium sized cookies.

 I like to make them on the medium/small side.
So, you know, I can eat more of them... since they're healthy.

Happy "healthy" baking!


  1. Yum, those cookies look chock full of goodies. Definitely a great combo for an oatmeal cookie. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

  2. I love dried cherries! And I bet I would LOVE these cookies. Are they more chewy or crunchy?

  3. I love cherries and chocolate together. These cookies sound yummy and your phoots are so nice.

    ps- Tomorrow I'm featuring lots of recipes from other blogs. I'd love for you to stop by if you get a chance. Have a good one!