An Updated Oatmeal Cookie

My grandma Phoebe loves to share that Oatmeal raisin cookies are her absolute favorite, and that my mother always used to make them for her. I also love Oatmeal raisin cookies, since they sort of give the illusion of eating something healthy, while of course, they are not.

But sometimes, especially during the holidays, you are looking for a cookie that’s just a little more special.

Here is an updated version of an Oatmeal cookie that provides a little sophisticated twist.

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Chocolate

  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate pieces chopped, or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp sanding sugar
  • 1 Tbsp thick sea salt or kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. With a hand mixer, beat together the sugars, vanilla and egg. Add the dry mixture to wet mixture in batches until thoroughly incoported. Fold in cherries and chocolate.

In a small bowl, mix together sanding sugar and sea salt.

Using a cookie scoop, or a tablespoon, drop cookies onto an un-greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle the tops of cookie before you bake with the sugar n salt mixture.

Bake about 10-12 minutes.