Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Big-D doesn't like raisins. Even when I try to hide them or not tell him that I used raisins in a recipe he knows that I used raisins.

Then one day my Aunt and Uncle from Traverse City came down for a visit. Since Traverse City is the cherry capital of the United States, they brought down some cherries. The cherries that they brought came in many forms dried, fresh and even salsa (yummy). What do you do with dried cherries? Eat them but I prefer the fresh to dried, so they sat in the cupboard until one day I wanted oatmeal cookies.

Big-D will eat dried cherries and I found out he will eat dried blueberries as well, so I have no idea what it is about raisins. However, I did find a few more people that didn't like raisins as well so maybe he isn't that weird after all.

Mix oats and brown sugar together.

Mix egg whites, salt and almond extract together.

Mix egg mixture into the oats mixture.

Add the dried fruit of your choice and bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes.

Then stack several cookies on top of each other before eating.

  • 2 cups instant oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit

  • Mix the oats and brown sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl
  • Beat the egg whites, salt and almond extract together until frothy in another bowl
  • Mix the two bowls together
  • Add dried cherries (or whatever fruit you choose)
  • Place about 12 cookies on each greased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes
A Engineer in the Kitchen


  1. Replies
    1. Everyone loves them, I think it's because they are something different.


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