Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: Makes 6 dozen cookies

These chewy cookies make a cozy afternoon snack, especially alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea. Consider baking a batch to share with a friend.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat shortening, butter, sugar, eggs, juice and vanilla.
  3. Blend flour combination into sugar mixture.
  4. Fold in oatmeal, cherries and nuts.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

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