Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Crisp oatmeal cookies dotted with dried cherries and chocolate-covered toffee bits--a popular treat!
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and almond flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cherries and milk chocolate toffee bits.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate and candy coating.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Easy enough that my kids could help and sooooo delicious! They were the stars of the holiday cookie tray, and the ONLY variety of cookie completely devoured by the day after Christmas.DO NOT attempt to make this recipe without a heavy-duty stand mixer, as the dough is stiff and mixing in the cherries and candy chunks evenly would be virtually impossible without it.
The texture and flavor of these cookies are outstanding! I only drizzled them once, with a milk chocolate drizzle to go along with the milk chocolate covered toffee bits. When I presented them on a cookie tray at Christmas, I had two people comment that these were there new favorite cookies!
5 Stars These cookies are crispy on the outside yet chewy on the inside and maintain their texture for several days. I made a test batch for a holiday gathering and my guests raved about them so much that I made them for my cookie exchange this year.
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Every year around this time, I start to panic a little. How am I ever going to decide what cookies to bake for the holiday season?! Do I stick with the classics or try something new? How many can we eat at our house (more than I care to admit…but cookies count as part of a balanced breakfast, right?) Without self-restraint, I could probably make a dozen different kinds!
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