Oatmeal Cherry Cookies Recipe

Coach Gail’s 16-mile marker oatmeal/cherry cookies!


  • 1/2 Cup(s) (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup(s) light brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1-1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
  • 3 Cup(s) Quaker®Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 Cup(s) dried cherries or cranberries or raisins – I used cherries
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate bits

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add other ingredients and  mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets or on parchment paper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

gail cookies 4

Recipe by Team for Kids staff member Gail Kislevitz

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One thought on “Oatmeal Cherry Cookies Recipe

  1. Gail, your oatmeal cherry cookies recipe looks delicious. I must try this recipe. And if you happen to be at mile 16 with these cookies…you can bet that I will be looking for them! 2015 TCS NYC Marathon TEAM FOR KIDS! YaY!
    I cannot to wait to represent TFK! 🙂


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