Chocolate and cherries, need I say more? These are easy and delicious, perfect for your Valentine too! I cut the calories by replacing some of the butter with pear baby food. Both baby food and apple sauce are excellent swaps to cut a whole lotta’ calories and fat without cutting flavor.
Makes 30 cookies-
¾ cup organic all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3.5 oz container of pear baby food
2 cups quick oats
½ cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup chopped dried cherries
⅛ cup white chocolate chips
½ tsp olive oil
Cover 2-3 rimmed baking sheets with foil and spray with baking spray, in a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl or standing mixer whip butter and sugar, add in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl combine baby food and ⅓ cup of water, add to large bowl/mixer and mix, add the flour mixture until just combined. Add in the oats, dark chocolate and chopped cherries and mix until just combined. Place in fridge for 15 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350, using a spoon scoop ping-pong ball sized dollops of cookie dough, give enough room for a little spreading. Bake for 10- 15 minutes until golden brown. Place cookies on a baking rack to cool, while they cool melt the white chocolate.
Place the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and in 15 second intervals, mixing in between each until you have a pool of white chocolate, mix in the olive oil so that it doesnt harden right back up and summon your inner Jackson Pollock to drizzle and drip the white chocolate all over your cookies yum yum! Let the chocolate cool and harden before you dive in.