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Sep 21, 2014

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

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When it comes to cookies, oatmeal have always been my favorite. Not the kind with raisins, chocolate chips, or any other additions mixed in. Soft and chewy, warm and filled with spicy cinnamon...yep, those are the best kind.

However, as much as I love to mix different flavors and textures together, it is fun to experiment with an old favorite on occasion. This recipe stemmed from my new-found love of dark chocolate and tart dried cherries. Add that to my love of oatmeal cookies and this recipe has quickly become one of my all-time favorites!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

Makes 12-18 cookies                                           

  • 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I like Namaste Perfect Flour Blend)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp shortening (I used Spectrum organic palm oil shortening)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup certified gluten free quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Foods dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup tart dried cherries (I prefer the unsweetened variety)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugars until well mixed. Add the applesauce and vanilla and continue to mix. Fold in oats, chocolate and cherries.

Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for about two minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack.

#glutenfree #vegan #darkchocolate #tartcherry #oatmeal #cookies

#glutenfree #vegan #darkchocolate #tartcherry #oatmeal #cookies

#glutenfree #vegan #darkchocolate #tartcherry #oatmeal #cookies

#glutenfree #vegan #darkchocolate #tartcherry #oatmeal #cookies

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