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
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
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.