Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Divinemom5

Achewy cookie,packed full of all kinds of goodies.

Top Review by chiclet

These cookies are delish!! The combination of toasted almonds,cherries and 2 chocolates is phenomenal. I am not rating it because I made several substitutions to use what I had on hand, and I assume the problems I had with the recipe are results of those changes. First, I used margarine instead of shortening and rolled oats instead of quick-cooking. That said, the batter was really loose, the cookies spread out like crazy, and barely held together once cooked. I will definitely NOT make these changes in the future (that's right, there will be another go with these tasty little devils!). Also, I used rehydrated dried Rainier cherries instead of maraschinos which worked out nicely. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how tasty and unique these cookies are. I will most assuredly make them again, but next time I'll follow the recipe as written. In the meanwhile, I've got 4 dozen delicious cookies to get back to eating;)!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease baking sheet.
  3. Cream shortening,sugar,egg,milk and extract.
  4. In separate bowl,combine remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Add to creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in chopped chocolates,cherries and almonds.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inched apart onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Do not overbake.
  10. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  11. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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