Dark Chocolate Chip and Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

(makes about 20 2 1/2 inch cookies)

1 stick (eight tablespoons) unsalted butter

1 cup dark brown sugar

3/4 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/3 cup dried cherries

Melt the butter with the sugar over medium heat. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Beat the egg well. Add a small amount of the flour mixture and beat. Add a small amount of the butter mixture and beat. Alternate adding them until incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix. Add chocolate chips and dried cherries and mix.

The batter will be very thick. Roll it into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place on parchment paper. Using your palm or the base of a glass, flatten them to about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

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