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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Points® value
Total Time
27 min
15 min
12 min
Chocolate and cherries make these cookies sinfully rich. Make the cookie dough ahead of time, freeze it and then bake anytime for that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste.


All-purpose flour

¾ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp(s)

Baking soda

1 tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp(s)

Ground nutmeg

¼ tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Salted butter

¾ oz, at room temperature


½ cup(s), at room temperature

Packed light brown sugar

¾ cup(s)

Raw egg

2 large

Uncooked oatmeal

2½ cup(s)

Dried cherries

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Place room temperature butter into bowl of a mixer and mix with a paddle attachment until smooth, or beat with an electric mixer. Slowly pour granulated sugar in an even stream into butter and mix on high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Pour in brown sugar, mix until incorporated and then scrape mixture down from sides of bowl.
  4. Slowly beat in each egg one at a time until incorporated. Slowly beat in flour mixture until incorporated.
  5. Scrape mixture down from sides of bowl and stir in oatmeal and then dried cherries. (Note: Freeze dough at this point or continue to step 6 for baking.)
  6. Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto a nonstick sheet pan, a pan lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are set. Cool completely. Either serve cookies or stack between sheets of waxed paper in an air-tight container and freeze for up to two weeks before serving. Yields about 1 cookie per serving.
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