The Chocolate Chip Cookie. Are there a thousand recipes floating out there for this most traditional, beloved cookie? Maybe two thousand? Everyone has a favorite recipe. And for good reason. There’s truly nothing better than a hot-out-of-the-oven, melty, gooey chocolate chipper. And that DOUGH! I think there might be a time or two or three that I possibly ate more than half the dough before even one cookie was baked. Are you nodding your head and thinking that this all sounds a bit familiar? Are you pulling your mixer out as you read this? Well, get ready to elevate the cookie just a bit. White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Cherries is the fancy-pants cousin to the basic. When you want something just a tad different and a bit more sophisticated, here it is!
For some reason, I get more requests for this recipe than pretty much any other. I’m not sure why, but people go wild for these cookies! It’s a pretty basic recipe, but with the added punch of oats, white chocolate chips and dried cherries. Throw in some nuts and whole-wheat flour, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Think of it…literally five minutes from now, you could be stealing spoonfuls of dough and feeling pretty great about it. I mean, there are eggs, whole wheat and oats in there, right? That’s a balanced meal in a spoonful…or two…or three……..
- 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugars.
- Add egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients and blend.
- Add cherries, chocolate chips and nuts.
- Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
*If baking at high altitude, add an extra tablespoon of flour.
Yum! I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate, but I bet the smoothness of it balances out well with the tartness of the cherries.
Meghan, I’m actually with you in that I don’t love white chocolate either. But this combo works! Hope you like it:)
Love you used white chocolate chips. There are thousands of recipes floating around.
Candy, just have to mix it up every now and then, right? Happy baking!
oh cherries!! Never thought to add those to my cookies!
Angela, hope you like the cherries! I might try blueberries next:)
These look delicious!
Jenny, hope you love them. Happy baking!
Oh, yum!! Those cookies look delicious! I always love these flavour combinations, so I know those taste as good as they look.
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Jackie, I agree…it’s a great flavor combo! Hope you like them:)
These look so delicious. I haven’t made cookies in forever
Dia, maybe these will inspire you to whip up a batch:) Hope you love them!
What a great way to spice up a traditional chocolate chip cookie! The pictures look delicious!
Roxy, nothing wrong with mixing it up every now and then, right? Happy baking! Hope you love them.
I love nuts and dried fruits in my cookies, love that you had cherries! These look so delicious and great pictures too.
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Thanks, Kusum! Hope you like them:)
There’s something about that white chocolate and cherry combo that is SO good! Maybe it’s the tangy and sweet thing.
These look delicious. I’d probably try it with subbing the cherries for cranberries (not a big fan of cherries). Yum!
Stacey, I make these with dried cranberries all the time, depending on what’s in the pantry. They’re delish! Enjoy!
These sound great, can’t wait to try them myself!
Fareen, hope you like them as much as we do. Warning…they’re kind of addicting! Happy baking:)
Oh wow! Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this! I’m definitely adding it into my must make list. Thanks so so much! ?
They’re on my “must make” list pretty much weekly:) Hope you love them!!
These look delicious! I’d really love to bake more…might just have to try these out!
Paige, this is a super quick and easy recipe…hope you try them…and love them. Happy baking!
oh this looks perfect to try! I love cherry, white chocolate and now I can combine them
Nadia, aren’t white chocolate and cherries such a great combo? Hope you love them!
These look awesome! Great photos btw.
These look super classy!!
Ha ha! Not sure about classy…but they are delicious! Enjoy:)
These look delicious – I love putting dried fruit in cookies because then I feel like I’m healthy 😉
Marissa, I totally do the same thing! If there’s fruit in a cookie, it’s definitely “healthy!” Ha ha…enjoy!