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Oatmeal Cherry Walnut Cookies

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars

"Old-fashioned caramelized sugar oatmeal cookies like my Grandma in Abilene, Kansas used to make, updated with Dried Tart Cherries and crunchy walnuts. Yumm!"
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Ingredients

servings 113 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (3 -4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixer bowl, combine the white sugar, brown sugar and shortening. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each one. Beat mixture until well combined.
  3. Mix in the milk, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and vanilla to the egg mixture. Beat for one minute. Add the flour and mix until incorporated. Add the walnuts and mix again. Add the oats one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the dried tart cherries and mix just until they are distributed evenly.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Do not shape them, they will spread evenly during the baking process. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 13 minutes. The tops of the cookies should just turn a light golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let sit on the sheets for about 5 minutes before moving the cookies to cooling racks. Let cookies cool to room temperature than place in airtight containers for storage.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 113 calories; 5.5 g fat; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 90 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These were delicious, and a nice change from the standard oatmeal cookie. Changes I made: used regular butter instead of shortening, used cherry flavored craisins instead of dried cherries, an...

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I have to agree with previous "Razen Kane"'s review on this one. Not a spectacular cookie. Ok flavor and the cherries were too tart and too big for a cookie. Gave the cookies a slight sour ta...

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These were delicious, and a nice change from the standard oatmeal cookie. Changes I made: used regular butter instead of shortening, used cherry flavored craisins instead of dried cherries, an...

Read a lot of the reviews and noticed the trend of using dried cranberries instead of the tart cherries. I really think the whole thing that makes this cookie so yummy is the TART CHERRY so defi...

These were fabulous oatmeal cookies, however next time I would leave out the cherries, as they tasted like expensive raisins to me. I think they would be perfect with just the walnuts. I substit...

I made these cookies a few days ago. These were the best! I made them with dried cranberries instead of the cherries. I have made a lot of oatmeal cookies, I must say this is the best recipie I...

I have to agree with previous "Razen Kane"'s review on this one. Not a spectacular cookie. Ok flavor and the cherries were too tart and too big for a cookie. Gave the cookies a slight sour ta...

I made these all winter and my family loved them! I only made two small changes, I used marashcino cherries and added a tiny bit of vanilla. The cherries turned the dough a slight pinkish color...

Very good! Unless you want your cookies to be round like a meatball you should press them down before baking!

A great alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. Although very easy to make and very enjoyable, they were not the most memorable cookies I have tasted. I think this is because the in...

I would give this 10 stars if I could! I added choc. chips just to make them yummier!