The next cookie that I made for my sister’s wedding cookie station was Cherry Oatmeal Cookies – and wow, were these yummy! They were a bit more cake-y in texture, but none-the-less delicious that the other cookies that I made.
I don’t often bake cookies, but after cooking all these cookies for my sister & brother-in-law’s wedding, I’m hooked and feel the need to bake more often – just wish they wasn’t so bad for the diet!!
With cookie baking, at least, the recipes that I cooked last week, it seems to be a case of mixing dry ingredients, then wet ingredients and then combining…easy!
Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
50g (2oz) unsalted butter
50g (2oz) demerera sugar
4 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g (3½oz) plain flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
50g (2oz) porridge oats
150g (5oz) dried cherries
Pre-heat the oven to 175C/350F/Gas 4.
Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and porridge oats in a bowl
In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar together, add the egg and then beat in the sour cream and vanilla essence
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir together, adding in the cherries
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet and flatten down with the back of the spoon
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden
Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.