Black Forest Oatmeal Drops

Black Forest Oatmeal Drops
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9 Reviews
Drop cookies that can also be made as bar cookies! Whichever you choose, these holiday cookies make the perfect gift.
30 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2/3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1 2/3 cup
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt
2 cups
uncooked old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup
dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped

Drizzle

2 cups
powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons
Kirsch or apple juice
2 to 3 tablespoons
water

Directions

  1. Stir together powdered sugar and Kirsch in bowl. Gradually stir in enough water for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and cherries.
  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

Variation:
Black Forest Oatmeal Bars: Spread dough evenly into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Prepare drizzle as directed above; drizzle over bars. Cut into bars. 48 bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made these in bar form for Christmas. I used cherry flavored cranberries instead of cherries as suggested by another reader and Cherry brandy in the icing. They were very good and eaten up by my guests. I will make them again

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These are the best Oatmeal cookies I have ever made. They are easy to assemble and even though I was interrupted and had to put the dough in the refrigerator until the next day they turn out crispy and flavorful.

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Truly blackforesty! The cherry/semi sweet chocolate was amazing. My husband brought some to work today and I've already gotten 2 requests for the recipe.

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This sounds like a good cookie recipe. Let's try this one!!

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I know this is good, because I have a similar gluten free recipe. It is oatmeal with chopped dried cherries and miniature chocolate chips. The extra flavor is worth the effort to chop the cherries. So I know it should get a 5 star rating!

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I cut the brown sugar in half, and it was still plenty sweet, even without the glaze. Next time, I may try to reduce the white sugar as well. I also used cranberries, since other reviewers mentioned tedious cherry chopping. It was excellent!

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I made these cookies for the first time last week, and took them to a cookie exchange party. They were a HUGE hit! If you don't have a food processor to help chop the cherries, you might not enjoy making this cookie as well as I did. Those cherries are very sticky... I will CERTAINLY be making this cookie again before Christmas! *****5-Stars*****

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This was a lot of work for little return. Won't make these again.

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These are great cookies! The tart cherries are a great contrast to the sweet chocolate.

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This is a great cookie

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