What does C stand for in a song sung by a monster? {Cherry & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies}

It’s tough getting people to be involved in things. Or it’s tough to get people excited about being involved in something.

I’m a part of the PTA and this last Friday we held a Quiz Night for the parents as a fund-raiser for some new out door equipment.

It was a great night out! The entertainment and food were provided, but we could bring our own snacks and drinks. 

I like having wine night with my girls and the occasional cocktail when I’m out, but overall I’m not much of a drinker. So, I brought milk and cookies to the Quiz Night!

As I’m still trying to use what I already have in my over flowing baking cupboard; I used up some dried cherries, left over chocolate chips, and rolled oats to make these cookies.

They were a hit, I passed them around so I could look at other peoples sheets on the celebrity before-they-were-famous picture round… we couldn’t get #10. No one else had it… boo.

We did come in 3rd place! No real thanks to me I’m rubbish at British general knowledge.

I should just stick to baking cookies. These turned out great! They held up well when dunked in milk. The dried cherries and chocolate chips gave it a great sweet and sour twist! Enjoy!

Cherry & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies:

170g unsalted butter, softened
320g light brown sugar
1 egg, medium
4 tbsp (60ml) sunflower oil
250g plain flour
½ tsp bicarb of soda
150g rolled oats
75g dried cherries
180g dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas4 and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and oil, mix until combined before sifting in the flour and bicarb. Add the oats and mix well, then add the cherries and chocolate chips and fold them in until fully combined. Roll the cookies into balls and place unto the prepared baking sheets, gently press each ball with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly.

Bake for about 20 minutes, switching shelves and rotating half way through baking.

notes: P-parent T-teacher A-association; I love Bellini’s and Pina Colada’s yum! Recipe was adapted from Home Baking by Jo Wheatley


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