Blue Cheese and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Set these savory cookies out for pre-meal nibbles, or feature them on a charcuterie tray.

Blue Cheese and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies on gold plate with blue cheese and dried cherries on side
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
36 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup oat flour

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup cold butter, cut up

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped dried cherries

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese

  • ½ cup finely chopped toasted walnuts


  1. In a large bowl stir together flours, thyme, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Stir in egg. Add cherries and blue cheese. Knead gently until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in half.

  2. Roll dough into two 7-inch logs. Roll logs in chopped walnuts. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.**

  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Unwrap and slice each log into 3/8-inch slices. Arrange slices 1 inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes or until just slightly browned and set. Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.


Make oat flour by processing rolled oats in a blender or food processor until a fine powder.


Dough logs can be frozen up to 3 months. If freezing, place wrapped logs in resealable freezer bag. Thaw about 10 minutes or until soft enough to cut without crumbling. Bake as directed, adding 1 to 2 minutes to baking time.

To Store

Place cookies in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator up to 4 days or freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Folate, total 12.8mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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