Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries~

Adapted from Ina Garten

2 sticks butter (1/2 pound), at room temperature

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

2 cups dried tart cherries


Preheat the oven to 350º.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar till thoroughly mixed.  Add eggs, then vanilla and mix well.  Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, and mix till all flour is incorporated.  Mix in oatmeal and cherries.

Scoop out tablespoons of dough and place on prepared baking sheets, about 8 per sheet.  Bake 12-15 minutes.  Cool for a couple minutes on pan, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.