Giant Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies

These over-size cookies are as much fun to bake as they are to eat. Make them for a special after-school treat.

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  • Makes: 14 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 8 mins to 10 mins 375°F
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Giant Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup butter
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3
2 1/2
cups regular rolled oats
1 1/2
cups snipped dried cherries or raisins
Directions
  1. In a large mixer bowl beat shortening and butter for 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugars, pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat thoroughly. Beat in flour. Stir in oats, cherries or raisins, and orange peel.
  2. Generously fill a 1/3-cup dry measure with dough and drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Press into a 4-inch circle. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Let stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Store cookies in an airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 3 days; or freeze, in a freezer container, for up to 3 months. Makes about 14 large cookies.
Nutrition Facts (Giant Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 345 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 48 mg chol.,
  • 141 mg sodium,
  • 47 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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