Monday, August 17, 2020

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Seven years ago, on August 16th, my beloved hubby passed away.  We always used this Williamsburg reproduction teapot, that my late Great Aunt Kitty gave us, which had been hers.    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my all-time favorites, but this is a new twist with dried cherries.  I'm thinking of memories of him today.
My pretty cherry teacup is my choice for today.
We had gone to Williamsburg, VA for our honeymoon, and maybe that's why Aunt Kitty gave us this teapot of hers.
Author: Kitty
Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups dried cherries


  1. Place the butter, brown sugar & sugar in the bowl of electric mixer, fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds., until the mixture is fluffy. Turn down the speed to low & add the eggs & the extracts. Beat for about 30 seconds longer.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda ,salt, cinnamon and cardamom. Add to the mixer, while beating on low speed & beat for about 15 seconds, stopping the mixer once to scrape down the sides. Add the oatmeal & cherries & beat for about 15 seconds longe
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough & put onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate the cookie balls on the sheets for about an hour. Gently press out the dough with the back of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes about 30 cookies.
  4. NOTE: Often I will put the shaped cookie balls on the baking sheets & put into the freezer. When the cookie balls are frozen, I transfer them to freezer-proof plastic bags. When I'm ready for a warm cookie, I put the cookie on parchment and bake for a few extra minutes.
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  1. Sending you the biggest of hugs on this day, sweet Kitty♥ I know you have many beautiful cherished memories of every day spent with your darling husband. It is fitting you pour yourself a cup of tea from the lovely teapot your Aunt Kitty gifted you. I must say the setting is a vision splendid in red, white and black. The giant red and white polka dot chicken has caused me to smile.....such fun. Your tablescape gives me a sense of tranquility and coolness, though I am supposing that deep in the heart of Texas it is very, very hot. Those Oatmeal Cherry cookies look delicious!

  2. Thinking of you today sweet Kitty. Your spot by your garden waterfall looks so serene and peaceful, the perfect spot for a cup of tea and a cookie! I love the addition of the dried cherries, I'm more of a dried cherry/cranberry fan than raisin. Love your sweet teacup too. Happy Monday ♥

  3. I can't believe that it's already seven years since your husband passed away. How nice to do this blog post in honor of him. I like how you set up this for tea time. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite and they sound nice with the dried cherries. Hope you have a nice week.

  4. How nice to do this blog post in honor of your beloved Rich. Always look forward to your happy place by the garden waterfall. Hope you have a nice week. xo

  5. Oh Kitty, how sweet, so nice to remember him this way...the cookies sound wonderful!

  6. Hoping you are virtually feeling my hugs right now dear Kitty. Kitty, that is one adorable tea pot! I am in love with I am sure you are too. The cookies look amazing girl. I have been on a cookie bake these days. I hope your week is lovely and remembering you in my prayers. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Aw, lots of good memories I'm sure! Your cookies sound great Kitty, have a nice week:@)

  8. Sweet memories and beautiful teapot.Sending prayers...Hugs!

  9. Sending you positive vibes, Kitty! What a lovely way to honour your beloved hubby.

    I echo the other comments about the honeymoon teapot! What a beautiful gift from your Aunt.

  10. I have made oatmeal craisin cookies with white chocolate chips before but I bet my son would love these. He really likes cherries.

  11. Oh Kitty, yesterday was a very special day for you with memories of your darling husband. Your teapot is lovely and holds many special memories as well. Your aunt no doubt gave you that because she knew you would love and appreciate it so much. Love the cherry teacup and napkin and this vignette. Special hugs and blessings to your. Sorry I'm late but your posts don't get to me until the day after. Hope you have a wonderful week.........

  12. Oh Kitty..what a meaningful post! You are SO great at putting these kinds of things together. Very heartfelt and beautiful. My love, hugs and prayers cover you as you remember the amazing life you shared with your beloved. And the recipe sounds luscious too! XO

  13. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

    I think you set up a beautiful cherry-themed remembrance tea for your beloved, and for Aunt Kitty, too.

    Thank you for yet again sharing a great recipe for us!

    My husband and I ate an entire bag of cherries in 2 days. I am so full with cherries in me as I type this I could burst.

    I love putting dried cherries in baked goods - made a cherry white chocolate scone with them but it's been a very long while. Your cookies I bet were so good. Great tip about freezing ahead too - then you are always ready for teatime!!!!

    Hugs. ♥

  14. The cookies sound wonderful and cherries might be a good substitute for raisins for those who don't care for raisins. I love them all. Yesterday, I received the gift of freeze-dried blueberries and now I am wondering if they could be used interchangeably.

    I know that your memories are sweet. My belief is that we must take the time to honor the days that stand out...the good and the not so good. How blessed you were!

  15. Kitty, keeping the memory of your dear husband alive and close to your heart with little mementos like this is sustaining. The recipe sounds delicious. I need to try this. Thinking of you with kindness, in the hopes that you will always celebrate the happy memories.

  16. That's a great teapot and memory for you! I'm new here and your recipe caught my eye. My fave cookie with my fave fruit, love it, they have to be delicious. Thank you for the recipe! Take care

  17. Aw, sweet friend, it is so heartbreaking to think of how much you miss him! I wish the Lord would have seen fit to leave him with you for many more years. It is so hard to understand these things and why some prayers are answered and some are not. Maybe one day when we get to Heaven, it will all make sense. But then again, we will be reunited with those we love, and maybe the memories of the griefs down here will be long forgotten. We know Jesus will wipe away all our tears. What a day that will be! May He be extra near to you today and hold you close to His heart. Praying for you.

  18. Oh, Kitty, so sorry. It must be so hard....When we are left behind it leaves such a hole in our heart, but I truly believe our loved ones are watching over us until we meet again. Your Aunt Kitty gave you so many lovely and sentimental things and she must have known that you would cherish them. I love your pretty tea table today and those cookies do sound delicious. Sending you big hugs xo Karen

  19. Thinking about you dear Kitty. it is difficult to believe your love has been gone for 7 years. So heartbreaking. The teapot is lovely and so special. Lots of loving memories to soothe your heart. xo

  20. Dear Kitty, I'm thinking of you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it must be a tough day. I know you must have so many blessed and wonderful memories close at heart. What a beautiful teapot! Thank you for the delicious looking cookie recipe, it's printing right now.
    Big hug Kitty.

  21. Hi Kitty,
    I am remembering your sweet husband with you and so glad that I had the opportunity to meet him. Your post is a very special tribute to one of the many beautiful memories that I am sure you have of him. I have to try your cookies they look delicious. God Bless You and I am sending you a special hug! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. They sound delicious with dried cherries, Kitty! I prefer to use dried cherries in anything over raisins. I just love the taste. Copying this recipe :) What a beautiful teapot and memory of your honeymoon ♥ We received a beautiful coffee and tea service in pewter from my in-laws when we were first married too :) It also has a lovely wooden handle like yours.

  23. Kitty, what a beautiful way to observe the occasion, including the teapot with its honeymoon connection. You had such a wonderful life with your beloved, and you've made such a wonderful life for yourself over the last seven years. You are amazing!

  24. I'm sure you have many sweet memories.
    Thinking of you and hoping you have had a good week.

    All the best Jan


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