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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bassclefs

Makes 24 servings



"This is an oatmeal cookie with chunks of sweet cherries, the richness of chocolate and the perfect texture of pecans and oats in each bite. These are not crunchy, but they aren't necessarily cake-y either. This cookie is a crowd pleasing, and dependable recipe that every cook should have in their repertoire. It could be an afternoon on the porch to cure a sweet tooth, or maybe a small gift for a friend who has had a tough week, but there is always a reason to make a good cookie."

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans

1 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups oats
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 cup craisins, chopped coarse
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces OR chocolate chips
3/4 cup (12 tablespoons, 1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries & Pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C), with racks on the top and bottom thirds. Use parchment paper or a silpat* to line several standard baking sheets and set aside.

  2. In a bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  3. In another bowl combine the oats, pecans, dried cherries and chocolate.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a whisk and a strong arm, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly add the egg and beat until incorporated.

  5. Gently sift, or with the mixer down to low, add the flour mixture to the bowl. Stir until just combined. Finally incorporate the oats, nuts, fruit and chocolate. Do not overmix.

  6. Roll these portions lightly between your hands in about 1/4 cup portions, then place on each baking sheet, spaced evenly. You can make them small, but adjust your baking time a few minutes less. Wet your hands and lightly press the dough to a 1-inch thickness. Bake the cookies, two trays at a time, in a preheated oven for 12 minutes. Rotate the trays top to bottom and back to front and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cookies are uniformly golden, but still wet in the middle. They should appear slightly undercooked.

  7. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 48.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
227
Calories from Fat
112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.4g
19%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
132mg
6%
Potassium
112mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
27.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
17.6g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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