On a recent trip home to CA, I visited my favorite bakery Icing on the Cake. They are known for their Banana Cake. I know what you're thinking, yuck...right!? I was never a fan of banana desserts but this one is a legit must try. On my recent visit- I had a craving for an oatmeal cookie and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
So I recreated their Cherry Chunk White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie with a little inspiration from the Quaker Oats box recipe. Can't go wrong! Father's Day is just around the corner and I bet Dad would love a box of these homemade cookies.. Or try them as an ice cream cookie sandwich!
Recipe: yields 20-24 cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs (room- temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (King Arthur is my go to!)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup white chocolate chips
1) Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2) In large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars until creamy and pale.
3) Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined.
4) Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and mix well. Stir in cherries and white chocolate.
5) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. (TIP: once you start smelling the cookies baking, thats when they are done! mine took 10 minutes). Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Enjoy!! Key is to not over-bake the cookies. I always do a test batch at the minimum time on the recipe (10 minutes) before baking the rest!
Hello! I'm Candice and I love baking. This blog is dedicated to all things sweet, exploring your passion, staying inspired and encouraging you to Eat More Cake!