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Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ground oatmeal is the secret ingredient that makes these Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies one of my favorite indulgences!

Oatmeal, Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bill had an Aunt Alice who was a treasured family member. She treated our children like grandchildren, and always showed up bearing gifts. Often there would be a Tupperware container full of freshly baked cookies…and her chocolate chip version was chewy, chocolate-laden with her secret addition of ground oatmeal. I loved those gems. My Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a riff on Alice’s cookies.

Oatmeal, Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Wars

After a number of years, I let it slip that Bill will only eat oatmeal for breakfast, another one of his food idiosyncrasies.  Not in cookies, not even as a fruit crisp topping (devastating, I tell you!). Even ground up,  he balked. Alice continued to bake us other treats, but I missed these cookies. So I baked up a batch for all of you today. Besides semi-sweet chocolate, I added white chocolate discs and dried tart cherries. My first bite was heavenly: gooey chocolate, chewy cherries and a bit of texture from the ground oats. And I didn’t have to share. I don’t make him share his breakfast oatmeal with me! A Win-Win for me!

Guest Post

All this talk about cookies and I’m not even sharing the recipe here (I finally added it 3 years later!). Instead, I’m guest posting for a darling blogger friend, Raven, who I met early in both our blogging careers. Even though she attended a rival Big Ten university, I never held that against her! She’s busy with wedding planning, so I’m happy to pinch hit for her this week. Pop over to Ravie Nom Noms to say hello to Raven and to check out my recipe.


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Oatmeal, Cherry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

A yummy oatmeal based cookie filled with chocolate and cherries!

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 20 Mins
  • Cook Time: 10 Mins
  • Total Time: 30 Mins
  • Yield: 3-4 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies


  • 2 ½ cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or discs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips of discs
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries


  1. Put 2 1/2 cups of oats into a food processor and blend into a powder. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Stir in flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips and dried cherries.
  6. Roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2-inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.


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31 comments on “Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Oh yum, these look fantastic! I love a good cookie! These look so puffy and delicious.

  2. Your husband makes me laugh. He has the strangest food ideas and you accommodate every one. 🙂 These cookies look terrific so I’ll go check out the guest post now.

  3. I love oatmeal and don’t use it nearly enough. Fun idea to sneak it into cookies ground up:@)

  4. On my way to check out this cherry chocolate wonder! Looks like your family is blessed with heavenly bakers who are touched with genius!

  5. Liz! Having an aunt who shows up with cookies is always a good thing! And hers sounded fabulous! I love that simply because you added oats, Bill would not eat them! I love the chocolate discs you used here!! so big and delicious! checking out the recipe now!

  6. Thanks for sharing these cookies 🙂 they look great and I am a big fan of oatmeal cookies 🙂

  7. Thanks so much again Liz!!! These cookies look amazing!

  8. Oatmeal, chocolate, AND cherries?! *swoon*

  9. I love the flavour combo in these cookies. I would definitely hope that I didn’t have to share if I made them! 🙂

  10. Great looking cookies! On my way to read all about them now . . .

  11. Hi Liz,
    Just popped by Raven’s to pick up a cookie, virtually of course but almost just as good. (of course they would taste amazing in person:) Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  12. Ha, my husband won’t touch oatmeal with a ten foot pole. I love oatmeal, any and every way. He has texture issues. 😀
    Love these cookies! They look perfect. Gonna check out the recipe

  13. What’s not to love these awesome chewy cookies? YUM!

  14. So much good stuff in these cookies: oatmeal, cherries, chocolate chips! I could eat these for breakfast!

  15. Who doesn’t love cherries and chocolate together? This can fit in my pocket and go wherever I want with me 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. These cookier looks so gook, your husband is a Lucky man! I love the idea guess post 😉

  17. I am on my way over to check out your guest post now. These cookies look sublime.

  18. Big chips and small cookies… I’d go for that!

    ela h.

  19. Aunt Alice sounds wonderful and so sweet for baking you all cookies. I love oatmeal in any form so these cookies are a winner to me. Love the dried cherries and white chocolate chips you added too, they look amazing! Piopping over to check out the recipe:)

  20. I used to make some chocolate chip cookies that included oatmeal, but just enough to enrich the taste a little. You couldn’t really tell oatmeal was in them and it was yummy. I’m not a big fan of oatmeal cookies, but if I did, I’d love cherries and chocolate chips in them!

  21. These sound like a delish combo! YUM!

  22. Wow Liz! These would not last long in my house! Scrumptious looking!

  23. Without looking these sound similar to the Neiman Marcus cc cookie. Love those! Now let’s go see!

  24. love the sweet cherry addition, especialyl against the chewy oats! YUM!

  25. Ready this post really make me want to bake these cookies, I love the addition of the cherries…delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe Liz…hope you are having a great week 😀

  26. Yum. With a glass of milk, great treat for the kids.

  27. I bet those cherries really complimented the chocolate wonderfully. I love the stories you tell of your husbands food fussiness, it reminds me so much of my fella 😀

  28. I’ve seen the photo on Facebook .. they look awesome. I really love the combination.

  29. Love those huge chips!

  30. These cookies look scrumptious, I love the chocolate discs!

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