Black Forest Oatmeal Drops
Black Forest Oatmeal Drops

Black Forest Oatmeal Drops

Drop cookies that can also be made as bar cookies! Whichever you choose, these holiday cookies make the perfect gift.

30 min
1 hr 20 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 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


2 cups powdered sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons Kirsch or apple juice

2 to 3 tablespoons water

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir together powdered sugar and Kirsch in bowl. Gradually stir in enough water for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Tip #1

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.


5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  January 04, 2012

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

— says Rita W.
  March 05, 2011

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.

— says Anonymous
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