Thursday, February 28, 2013

52 cookies :: week 52 :: oat and "shower" cherry cookies with chocolate chips

as soon as the latest 3191Q issue arrived i set on to make the oat and sour cherry cookies delivered by MAV.* the recipe is an adaptation from "Short & Sweet" by Dan Lepard and we took it a little further to make it our own, and using what we had on hand. (lesson learned from this entire experiment: everything is better with chocolate chips.)

the girls eyed the bag of cherries with suspicion (hoping i wasn't returning to raisins) and misheard my naming of them as "shower cherries"... hence...

52 cookies

52 cookies

Oat and "Shower" Cherry Cookies with Chocolate Chips
adapted from 3191Q issue no. 10

1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks softened unsalted butter
1/2 c sugar
1 c light brown sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 c rolled oats
1 c tart dried cherries
1/2 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare cookie trays with silpat. Sift flour, soda, cinnamon and salt together. Beat sugars and butter until extra light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in oats and stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Spoon tbsp dollops of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool on the sheet before transferring to wire rack. Store in airtight container.

Makes 2 dozen large cookies

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K: These cookies are super good. At first I thought they won't be as good. But Mom said "Don't pick at the cookie, just take a big bite!" The cookies taste good when doing big bites!!!!

A huge thank u to TRACY BARTLEY for 52 weeks of cookies

E: Yum... I kinda like the sour cherries and of course I love the chocolate chips!!!! :) :D Also a huge thx to u cuz u stuck to the cookies!

D: This combo of chocolate and cherries is perfect. And the oatmeal cookie is too. Biting into this is like acing your final exam. You could serve this with a little port wine. Mighty fine.

so this is it... whew! i am looking forward to a look back at our year of cookies. stay tuned...

*yes - i am posting this and dating it back after much delay in pulling it together! forgive me ;)

1 comment:

rebecca said...

oh, there it is! i was wondering where "52" was hiding. :) i think you ended on a high note here. can't go wrong with chocolate + cherries. they really do go well together. congratulations on reaching the end! (love the props from the fam too!) top 5's or 10's from you and the crew?