Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Cherry Cookies
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Cherry Cookies

The line-up of tart cherries, peanut butter and chocolate make these cookies a family pleaser.

60
cookies
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups uncooked quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

5 ounces (1 cup) dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped

Drizzle

3/4 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter, brown sugar and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add oats, flour, baking powder and soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cherries.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Tip #1

Six to eight pounds of fresh tart cherries make one pound of dried cherries. To improve the cherry flavor in the dried product, fresh cherries are usually infused with sugar or other sweeteners prior to drying. No other additives or preservatives are added. Look for dried, tart cherries next to other dried fruits at your grocery store, natural food store or gourmet food shop. Keep dried cherries for up to 1 year in a cool, dry place. It’s not necessary to refrigerate or freeze them.

Nutrition

90Calories
4.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
<1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  August 13, 2012

This recipe is one of my favourites!! The second time I baked it, I replaced the cherries for 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup chocolate chips... simply delicious! And I agree with Jen, these cookies are the best raw cookie dough I've ever eaten!!! Silvia

— says Silvia
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  January 14, 2011

This is very good. Will make many more times. I want to try and substitute blueberries for the cherries and I'm also going to make some with milk chocolate chips. I did use chuncky peanut butter because that is all I had and it was great. I like nuts in my cookies anyways.

— says Jeanne
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