Laura Bush's Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Laura Bush's Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Yield: about 8 dozen cookies Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins to 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light-brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick cook oats (not old-fashioned)
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 packages (8 ounces each) chocolate chunks (3 cups)
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped dried sour cherries

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Line 2 large baking pans with parchment paper.

2. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then beat in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats; slowly beat until blended.

3. Stir in walnuts, chocolate and cherries. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.

4. Bake at 350 degree F for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on pan on wire rack for 1 minute. Transfer cookies directly to racks to cool completely.