Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies - a new twist on a classic

Spring cleaning. I thought about it. I somehow rationalized using ingredients in the cabinet for some cookies as a reasonable substitute. Nevermind the fact that in my grocery trip today - many more items were added to the cabinet than what I was able to use. That doesn't count.
Any way you dice it - these cookies are tasty. And - they are very different from any other cookie that i've had. Please note: cardamom is not a taste for everyone. I thought it was - until H. likened the taste to soap coating his mouth. Oh, well. That means more cookies for the work crowd!
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1.5 TBSP Brandy (or 1.5 tsp vanilla)
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking pwd
1 tsp cardamom (or cinnamon)
1/2 tsp salt (skip if you used salted butter)
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup cherries
1 cup chocolate chunks

* Heat oven to 350
* Cream sugar
and butter
* add eggs, one at a time and Brandy
* In seperate bowl, stir together flour, bkg pwd, cardamom and salt
* Add flour to butter mixture and mix until well c
* Fold in oats, cherries and chocolate
* Using a small scoop, scoop dough unto parchment lined c
ookie sheets
* Chill prepared cookie sheets until very firm (freeze for 5 minutes or fridge for 10).
* Bake chilled dough balls for 10-12 minutes. Rotate sheet half-way through baking. Pull out of
oven when cookies begin to brown. Slide parchment off of cookie sheets to help stop the baking.


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Claudia said...

These sings to me and love cardamom!

Cathy said...

You had me with the brandy! Those look great!

girlichef said...

These sound great! I use cherries in my oatmeal cookies alot...yours sound divine(nice stock!!!)... :P

Katherine Aucoin said...

Total yum and I love the cardamom.

Joelen said...

Liquor in cookies? They have to be awesome! :)

- bcgw. said...

I love new cookie ideas! and well, booze + sugar.. how can you go wrong? These look wonderful!

Tangled Noodle said...

I'd much rather have tart cherries than raisins in my oatmeal cookies. These look great!

matzoball said...

cherries in these was such a great idea! and brandy too? wow.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Now that I come over here and see your oatmeal cookie recipe, I feel like such a copier. I can't even imagine what cardamom would taste like in a cookie. Did you like it?

City Girl said...

These look fantastic! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog :)