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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon hot water 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/3 white sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips Instructions In a small bowl combine the vanilla extract, hot water, and dried cherries. Leave to soak for at least 20 minutes. Strain the cherries and save the liquid. In a stand mixer combine softened butter, sugars, egg replacer mixture (or egg), and the strained vanilla liquid from the cherries. Cream until smooth. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the cherries, chocolate chips, and oats. Using a cookie scoop, melon baller, or heaping tablespoon scoop the cookies onto a parchment lined sheet, leaving two inches between each cookie. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. They should be lightly browned at the edges and slightly underdone looking on top. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. I got about 3 dozen cookies from the batch.
@ChristinaBryce I know! Especially because it calls for dark chocolate chips! My fav~
I'm mad at myself right now because even though I love chocolate AND cherry, I've never tried these!
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