Cookies for everyone…

You know those days when you just can’t decide if you want an oatmeal raisin cookie or a chocolate chip?  Well, the Hubs prefers chocolate chip and  I prefer oatmeal raisin.  So, this is a constant battle for me of What to make, since I make a batch of cookies for the house almost every week.  The Kid on the other hand, hates cookies so he doesn’t need a vote yet.  Perhaps he will be a tie breaker in the future.  But until then, I finally came up with the solution…. everyone gets what they want…


Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter (or coconut oil), room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely


Position oven rack in center of oven.  Preheat oven to 325F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl for 3 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture. Mix in oats, then chocolate chips, cherries and walnuts.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.