Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

cherry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

These Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat. If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe that everyone will love (think chocolate-covered cherries), this is for you!

cherry chocolate chip cookies



What does your house look like right now?

Right now, there are 2 weeks until Christmas, and my house is suuuuper clean. For once. But only because we had an ugly sweater party last weekend, and we have family coming this weekend and the next weekend, so I’m determined to keep it clean every day.

But it. is. a. struggle. Camden is 10 months old and into everything. I feel like every spare moment is spent picking up after my little monkey.

Ha. I’m pretty sure that’s just mom life.

These cookies, though. If you’re looking for something that tastes like Christmas (chocolate covered cherries, anyone?) but won’t take you much time or effort, these Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are your cookies.

Plus they freeze well, so no worries if there are leftovers!




These cookies are sooo easy.

Cream your butter and sugars (granulated and brown) in your mixer. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.



cherry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies


Sprinkle your cinnamon and baking powder over the wet ingredients. Mix in oats and flour.


Did I mention these beauties are one bowl? Easy-peasy cleanup!


Stir in your dried cherries and chocolate chips.


cherry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies


Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. Take them out of the oven when they are just slightly underdone (they’ll finish baking as they cool).


These are also easy to freeze. Just pop them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store for up to 3 months.


If you’re looking for other cookie recipes, check out these white chocolate peppermint bark cookies, or these chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Christmas baking = done.


Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 c. dried cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350. 

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy (2-3 min).

  3. Mix in egg and vanilla. Sprinkle cinnamon and baking powder over wet ingredients. 

  4. Add flour and oats and mix on low until combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips and dried cherries.

  5. Chill dough for 30 minutes. 

  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop rounded balls of cookie dough. Place balls of dough 1 inch apart.

  7. Flatten cookies just slightly with your fingers. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes. They should look just underdone; they will finish baking as they cool.

  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then place cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling. 

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  1. candy

    Chocolate and cherries just go together so well and give a unique taste. Combining them in cookie form is perfect way to enjoy the flavors.

  2. Susie Liberatore

    Ok this is going to be my new favorite cookie… YUMM.

  3. Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes

    Cherry and chocolate are such a beautiful combination! I am so excited to bake these soon 🙂

  4. Michelle Huddleston

    Omgmgmgmg I have hit dessert jackpot! I’m excited to cook these as a family!

  5. Bailey

    These sound like such a great recipe! They would be so pretty at Christmas time.

  6. Gemma

    I do love chocolate covered cherries. They always remind me of my grandmother. These cookies sound great!

  7. Lauren Becker

    Ooh I could definitely see these tasting like Christmas. They look – and sound – very yummy. Thanks for sharing.


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