If I could only post ONE COOKIE on this blog, it would be this cookie!
 . . . Old pictures
(I will leave the old, to encourage me to keep learning.)

 I posted this recipe last July, but it deserves another shout out.
Sure, there might be other cookies that are prettier,
but none… that will taste better.
I’m dead serious now!

This cookie, with big plump, tart dried cherries, toffee bits, chocolate chips, big chunks of nuts & Oatmeal are undeniably….my favorite cookie. Today, I substituted chunks of Almonds, for the Walnuts, so that one finicky daughter would also eat them. She love almonds – hates walnuts. If you’re not a walnut hater…use the walnuts! If you are a total nut hater….leave them out entirely. No matter what though…make these cookies soon. If you don’t walk on the wild side (dried cherries), you can use raisins or golden raisins. Sometimes, I even throw some coconut in, which is also very good

They are deliciously crispy on the edges, with that oh so chewy middle.
You might want to double this recipe,
so you can eat half the dough…it’s that good!
Don’t eat all the dough though….save some for your cookie sheets
I do not grease my pans.
Hurry up….would you!
10 minutes is perfect.
(ovens vary, so watch closely for that golden color)
DELICIOUS…..that’s all I can say.


OATMEAL COOKIES with toffee, nuts & Dried Cherries

 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
 1 egg
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
 1 cup dried cherries
1 cup semi or milk Chocolate Chips
1 cup toffee pieces, (5 1/2 ounces)
Optional items:
1/2 cup Coconut
1 cup Walnuts or other nut

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour and baking soda, and set aside. Cream butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice during mixing. Add egg, and mix on high speed to combine. Add vanilla extract; mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the sifted flour a bit at a time on a low speed until well combined. Add oatmeal, cherries, chocolate, and toffee pieces; mix to combine. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer to a baking rack to cool. Eat and enjoy the calories!! 


  • Leanne - 08/29/2011 - 7:11 am

    Hi, does it matter if it’s quick oats or regular? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Berta - 10/16/2011 - 12:49 pm

    MAKING this for FAMILY tonight – just so you know!!!!!! I’ve been on a restricted program for over 4 months . . . . but TONIGHT, I’m going to ENJOY (2) of these amazing cookies – thank TO you, young lady!!!!!! You NEVER cease to amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • karli - 12/21/2011 - 1:33 pm

    my cookies end up really flat and fall apart! what am i doing wrong? they taste good but definitely are not as pretty…ReplyCancel