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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

My grandma shared this recipe with me that she had cut from a magazine, but never got around to trying out. I decided they sounded seriously delicious and got the stuff. I really enjoyed the layers of flavor between the cherry, chocolate, orange zest, and cinnamon. I also really appreciate the texture that baking with oatmeal provides. These were yummy!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 C dried cherries, chopped
1/3 C hot water
6 T shortening
6 T butter
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp grated orange peel
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 C oats
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C chocolate chips

In a small bowl, soak cherries in hot water for at least 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, orange zest, and vanilla. Combine oats flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in separate bowl. Gradually add oat mixture to creamed mixture, beating until combines. Stir in the cherries (including the liquid) and chocolate chips. Drop onto ungreased cookies sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

1 comment:

scubamom said...

These sound pretty good!