Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light-brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick oats (not old-fashioned)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 packages (8 oz packages) chocolate chunks (3 cups)
  • 2 cups coarsley chopped dried sour cherries
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350. With electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Slowly beat until blended. Stir in walnuts, chocolate, and cherries. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Yield: Approximately 8 dozen cookies.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I got this recipe from my friend Heather. She tells me she picked up this recipe while living in Florida, and that it is actually Laura Bush's recipe.