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Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Published: August 20, 2009

Cherries offer year-round delight in these scrumptious oatmeal cookies. Check out this signature recipe from the Blacksmith Inn on the Shore in Door County, Wisconsin, where 2,000 acres of cherry orchards keep local restaurants well-stocked.

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

(Makes 32 cookies)

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries

Preheat oven to 325 F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Combine next five dry ingredients. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Mix in oats, then cherries. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of the Blacksmith Inn on the Shore.

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