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Chunky Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Do you ever wake up wondering "what should I eat for breakfast today?"  

We do.  Every.  Single.  Day.  And we'll just assume all you lovelies do too. 

And if you don't?  Ummm we can't help you there.

But back to those of you who do!!  If you're ever at a total loss, might we suggest you check out the darling team over at What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today?

A whole blog dedicated to what one should eat for breakfast!?  People who are thiking about food first thing in the morning?! 

These are our people!!!

And let's just talk about the fact that they feature cookies on their blog.  A BREAKFAST blog.  Sooooo, you know what that means right???  RIGHT?!?!?! 


These little goodies are packed with oatmeal, cherries and honey (um and some chocolate). basically an all natural, super duper healthy way to start your day. 

The most important meal you know.  Mmm hmm.

Disclaimer: We have definitely eaten cookies for breakfast that we're not made expliciting for the purpose of being breakfast cookies.  But shhhh!

Chunky Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 32 cookies
Adapted from What Should I Eat For Breakfast

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Dry ingredients:
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients:
1 cup honey
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.  In another bowl, combine all the wet ingredients until blended and pour over dry ingredients. Using a large spoon or spatula, fold together until evenly blended.  Cover bowl with foil or plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

When the dough has chilled, roll dough into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls and place on baking sheets 2 inches apart.  Using your fingers, slightly flatten the cookies, then bake for 14-16 minutes until pale golden.  Cool completely on wire racks.

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March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

These sound delightful! Love this - cherries in cookies make me happy.

Now these are the cookies I want to eat with a large glass of chocolate milk - simply delicious :D
And oats make it healthy ;)

Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Rich Sticky Date Pudding w/ Butterscotch Sauce

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChoc Chip Uru

Cookies for BREAKFAST?! I think you ladies read my mind! Can't wait to make these part of my morning roundup! :)

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara Grace

I love a good breakfast cookie, and am not ashamed to say I start every day with a handful of ghirardelli bittersweet chips. Life is short, eat more chocolate.

March 26, 2012 | Unregistered

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