Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Ariella

I adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. You can make the cookies with only chocolate chips or only cherries with equally good results.

Top Review by Chef Carol Kay

Yummy! I used a small cookie scoop and baked for only 10 minutes, and I am glad I did ,, , these are very rich and yummy. I did add a bit more chocolate and cherries than the recipe called for simply because I was at the end of the bag for both and didn't want a little of this and that sitting in my pantry. I think its the maple syrup that really makes these go over the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, use electric mixer to cream the butter and sugars (about 3-4 minutes on medium). Add the maple syrup and mix to combine. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined, about 1 minute.
  3. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in two batches. Mix until just combined. Add oats, chocolate and cherries and mix until combined.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Using ice cream scoop or your hands, form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place each ball on cookie sheet, spacing dough 2 inches apart.
  7. Place one sheet on upper rack and one on lower. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating cookie sheets and switching racks halfway through.

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