Chocolate Cherry Heart-Smart Cookies…

These cookies are so yummy. This says a lot coming from the girl that doesn’t like to mix chocolate and fruit flavors, for the fear that it will taste like the “oops I picked the wrong orange-coconut-cream Russel Stover” candy – yuck. These my friend, are not in that category at all. They are smart for your heart too! The recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine.

1/3 cup of all-purpose flour

1/3 cup of whole-wheat flour

1 1/2 cups of Oats

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Add the rest of the dry ingredients.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth.

Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.

I chopped up the Cherries, it’s better that way.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

Look at that Chocolate Chunk… it’s calling my name.

Here is the ingredient list:

  • 1.5  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1.5  ounces  whole-wheat flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2  cups  old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 6  tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 3/4  cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 1  cup  dried cherries
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Source: Cooking Light

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One response to “Chocolate Cherry Heart-Smart Cookies…

  1. Kristi

    These sound really good, I think I would like them without the chocolate……I guess that would defeat the cherry/chocolate thing though uh??!! Oh well!!

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