Chewy oatmeal cookies with added cherries!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

  • In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, cherry juice and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.

  • Blend in oatmeal, chopped cherries and chopped nuts. Mix well.

  • Roll into balls the size of walnuts and slightly mash down. Bake to a golden brown, 8 - 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

165.2 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 17.1mg 6% DV; sodium 89.9mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
Based on what others had said about the weak cherry flavor I exchanged 1/2 of the butter for strawberry applesauce(which also helped cut the fat) and use 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the cherry juice. The cherry flavor was more pronounced. Cookies turned out great - will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
I just made these.The 4 star rating attracted me.Thankfully I made a tray of 8 cookies "just to try." They were so bland despite my adding extra cherry juice and almond extract.They probably could use some brown sugar in place of all white sugar.I'm going to try and salvage the rest of the batter and add some coconut and chocolate chips to the batter.I'm not sure why anyone would call these cookies chewy.They're actually quite dry.We'll see how it goes! Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
Based on what others had said about the weak cherry flavor I exchanged 1/2 of the butter for strawberry applesauce(which also helped cut the fat) and use 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the cherry juice. The cherry flavor was more pronounced. Cookies turned out great - will make again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2007
Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for more "cherry" flavor. Good texture cookie. I added cherry icing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
I just made these.The 4 star rating attracted me.Thankfully I made a tray of 8 cookies "just to try." They were so bland despite my adding extra cherry juice and almond extract.They probably could use some brown sugar in place of all white sugar.I'm going to try and salvage the rest of the batter and add some coconut and chocolate chips to the batter.I'm not sure why anyone would call these cookies chewy.They're actually quite dry.We'll see how it goes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
I thought these were pretty good. I added more cherries and some mini chocolate chips because they were a little bland at first. I'd make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2007
The coookies looked beautiful plump with a very nice texture...but the taste was bland. I even added more cherry juice but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Maybe if some brown sugar was used. I don't know probably wont try them again to experiment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
I love these cookies. Doubled the cherry juice and added almost 2 tsp of Almond extract. Tasty and chewy. We did not find them dry at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2008
After reading other reviews I decided to make some changes of my own. I cut the shortening to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup cinnamon applesauce. I cut the vanilla in half and substituted almond extract. I also used 1-1/2 Tbsp cherry juice and pecans instead of walnuts. After I had everything mixed I added a little extra flour to make up for the added wet ingredients. Baked per recipe and I must say they turned out very moist and very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2008
Nice and soft. I like to dust these with powdered sugar before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
Like others found first try bland used dried cherries and cherry cider in place of marachino cherries... also used other suggestion here of cutting some of the butter with applesauce. Read More
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