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Eat Me: Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

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I want this cookie right now. Right. Now. The oatmeal part of it whispers healthy breakfast, while the cherry part says pie and coffee. This cookie is both breakfast, the most important meal o’ the day, AND a dessert that compliments coffee, which is a breakfast treat as well as a drink-all-day treat.

This is EAT ME. I know I write a lot about cookies, mostly because cookies are my weakness, but in all honesty, cherry pie is my arch-weakness. I think this may be because the cherry molecule activates something in coffee, some unknown atomic cherry particle combines with the caffeine particle and creates an explosion of good cheer. Cherries + coffee = INSTANT HAPPY! I guess the INSTANT HAPPY is why I think coffee + cherry pie and cookies with cherries is a Cheersplosion!

Also, the coffee bean is the inside of a coffee cherry. Also, cherry has other meanings, one of which is like saying something is ‘mint’, as in brand spanking new or ‘choice.’ Then there’s the other meaning, which is usually followed by the word ‘pop.’

Seriously, do hymens really pop?

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies.

Oven to 350F/180C

1 ¼ cups flour                         1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda                    ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

½ tsp salt                                3 cups Rolled Oats

1 unsalted butter, softened     1 cup packed light-brown sugar

¼ cup honey                           2 large eggs

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract            1 cup dried cherries

 

Line 2 baking sheets baking paper.

Blend together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt set aside.

In separate bowl, beat butter, sugar, and honey on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. Gradually add flour mixture, mix well. Stir in oats and cherries.

Drop by tablespoon about 2 inches lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire rack.