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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Judy Butts

Chewy oatmeal cookies with added cherries!

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  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 21g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, cherry juice and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Blend in oatmeal, chopped cherries and chopped nuts. Mix well.
  5. Roll into balls the size of walnuts and slightly mash down. Bake to a golden brown, 8 - 10 minutes.
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Based on what others had said about the weak cherry flavor I exchanged 1/2 of the butter for strawberry applesauce(which also helped cut the fat) and use 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the cherry juice. The cherry flavor was more pronounced. Cookies turned out great - will make again.


Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for more "cherry" flavor. Good texture cookie. I added cherry icing.


I just made these.The 4 star rating attracted me.Thankfully,I made a tray of 8 cookies,"just to try." They were so bland,despite my adding extra cherry juice and almond extract.They probably could use some brown sugar in place of all white sugar.I'm going to try and salvage the rest of the batter and add some coconut and chocolate chips to the batter.I'm not sure why anyone would call these cookies chewy.They're actually quite dry.We'll see how it goes!