Cherry, Almond, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on December 14, 2010

So, ok, technically cookies aren’t healthy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t eat them! As most of you know – my philosophy is: everything in moderation. So one or two amazing freshly baked cookies once in a while (especially during the holidays) is totally warranted! Life isn’t about deprivation – it’s about enjoying real, whole foods and delicious treats on occasion 🙂 And for me – I will totally indulge in sweet treats – but I just try to pick things that are made with real butter and real sugar and doesn’t have any weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. Which makes homemade goodies some of my favorite desserts to enjoy!

When my friend brought over these cookies, I thought they were freaking amazing. And even better with a tall glass of milk! So I had to share the recipe with all of you. The recipe comes from Epicurious, and I love all the variety in the ingredients! Here’s how they turned out…

How good does THAT look?? I couldn’t decide which lighting I liked better so I put both pictures in haha. I love how the cookies are so chunky and delicious – every bite has a surprise in it!

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

And for the directions, just go to the recipe on Epicurious. I think I’m going to whip up a batch of these and take them to my next holiday party over the weekend! What are your favorite cookie recipes?? I’d love to hear from you!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

BIOCHEMISTA December 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Those DO look amazing! And who said holiday cookies (or any cookies for that matter) need to be healthy?? 😉

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater December 20, 2010 at 10:48 am

Haha totally!! I’m sure you’ll love these cookies when you make them! 🙂

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The Duo Dishes-Chrystal December 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Here they are! The cookies you made sound so good. Nice to see how they look too. They look good!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater December 20, 2010 at 10:49 am

Thanks so much Chrystal! 🙂

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RC September 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

These look great! Great way to add cherries in such a traditional dessert! I had something similar once with dried orange pieces. Very good indeed.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

Thanks!! Let me know if you end up trying this recipe!

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