Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups margarine, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 cups quick-cooking or old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 3 cups dried tart cherries
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

Instructions

  1. Put margarine, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture, beating until smooth.
  4. Add cherries and chocolate chips, mixing until combined.
  5. Portion with a No. 40 scoop onto a lightly greased 18 x 26 x 1-inch full sheet pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degree F in a conventional oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool 1 minute; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in a tightly covered container.

Yields 96 cookies.