Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

What’s better than chocolate? More chocolate, as in these chocolate-oatmeal cookies filled with chocolate chips—and dried cherries, too.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup quick-cooking oats
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
cup dried cherries
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, milk, almond extract and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center and surface is no longer shiny. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; place on cooling rack.

Expert Tips

Try using 1 teaspoon vanilla instead of the almond extract.

To make all the cookies uniform in size, use a spring-handled ice-cream scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.