Tuesday, November 08, 2011

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...

Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Chocolate Chips
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Bon Appetit magazine


1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 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

1) Position 1 rack in center and 1 rack in top third of oven and preheat to 325 degrees F. Line 2 heavy large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until well blended. Mix in egg and both extracts. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, then chocolate chips, cherries, and almonds.
2) Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 12 minutes. Reverse baking sheets, top to bottom and front to back, and continue to bake cookies until golden, about 6 minutes longer. Cool cookies on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool). Yield: 2 dozen cookies.

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