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Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I came across a recipe that looked good and then I changed/tweaked to come up with this version which I used dried Bing cherries in (so much tastier than dried cranberries!). It is a cookie with heartiness and not overly sweet. Yum! And nicely soft as well.

Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup dried Bing cherries (sweetened preferably)
2 cups quick oats (1 minute oats work well)

Preheat your oven to 350°.
In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and set aside.

Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the honey and vanilla until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, until fully incorporated. Beat in the coconut, dried cranberries and oats. Blend in the dry ingredients until just mixed.

Using a 2 Tablespoon size disher to make balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets, 9 per sheet. Bake until cookies turn golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

Makes 27.


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