Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s cookie season! Yay, to that—so, starting now until Christmas I will be sharing a cookie a week. To kick things off, I made you guys some oatmeal cookies pumped full of dried sour cherries and chopped chocolate. In between that you’ll find, toasted almonds, pecans, some coconut – and a lot of vanilla extract. It’s almost a dump cookie, by that I mean I threw in what I had to clean-up.

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Bakers Royale

If you bake as much as I do, you always have all these bags with just a few ounces of this or that. Admittedly, sometimes. . . I will clean out my pantry and throw away these almost-emptied bags. I know it’s awful and wasteful, but for my peace of mind, I just have to. Have to. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does this.

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies by Bakers Royale

I can’t stand the nuisance of having so little of something taking up space in my pantry—multiply that by  5, 10 or 20, depending on the season, and you’ll see that amounts to a lot of baggies stacked on top of one another to create a mountain of messiness.

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies via Bakers Royale

See what I mean—madness. And anyone who knows me knows I don’t need any more of that.

Now that we’ve established I’m a wasteful person, let’s just skip to why you should make these cookies: (1) awesome flavor profile (2) and my favorite . . . these have the perfect cookie texture—chewy center with a crisp edge.

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Bakers Royale

No more reasons needed.

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this recipe

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen (2 inch cookies)


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar (4 oz.)
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (8 oz.)
  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate (9.5 0z)
  • 3/4 cup dried sour cherries
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg + 1 largeegg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda





Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 4 bake sheets with parchment paper

In a bowl,  combine and whisk both sugar until well blended. Add in rolled oats, chocolate, cherries, almonds, pecans, coconut and whisk to combine.  In a separate bowl, whisk butter, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Pour butter mixture into sugar and stir until well combined. In a third bowl, sift flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Combine flour mixture into the other ingredients and stir to combine.

Form 1 inch dough balls and place a dozen on each bake sheet. Bake in the center of the oven, one bake sheet at a time for  9-11 minutes or until bottoms are a golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack and cool.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSabrina - A Spoonful of Photography says

    Yum and yay to these cookies – I can definitely imagine how much flavour and texture is going on in there! Now I just need to find a proper package of the cherries to skip the part with the small remains 😉 nevertheless thanks for sharing!!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThe Blonde Chef says

    Wow, Naomi, you are amazing! I love holiday baking and can’t wait to try out some of your favorites! Also, I am loving that vintage milk bottle!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBroma Bakery says

    You’re absolutely not the only one who does that. I wish I were one of those bakers with a beautiful baking cabinet, but instead it’s bags on top of bags. That being said, there’s still that intuition where somehow you know where everything is. Light brown sugar? Corner to the left under the whole wheat flour. Ha!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz @ Floating Kitchen says

    I’m totally down for a cookie a week! Cherries and chocolate are one of my favorite combos. These look delicious, Naomi!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    My pantry looks like crap. Try all those tiny bags that they sell GF flours in- it is a total dump. My husband would just die to be able to throw it all out!! But on a happy note- these are just AMAZING. Sour cherries are my fav.

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    You are not alone in being wasteful with those little bits. In our family, it’s genetic. My mom is big-time wasteful, and it seems I am passing it along to my daughter.
    Two thumbs up for a cookie a week!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonShinee says

    I have an urge to name these cookies “Loaded with Goodies”. About those almost empty bags of stuff, I hear ya! My freezer has a few bags of a lil bit of walnuts, lil bit of almonds… Now I know how to get rid of them! Thanks, Naomi!

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonRobby says

    These look fantastic. They have my dad’s name all over ’em. I have a large cache of frozen sour cherries (not dried) any thoughts on how to sub those? They came from Dad’s tree, so it seems like a fair use of them.