Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies {and other threats to your thighs}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 15, 2012

I blame this all on Sara.

She brought these cookies to our house on the 3rd of June and I’ll never forget the look in her eyes.

She knew what she was doing to me and she did it in cold blood.

And I was skeptical at first.  Cherry?  In my chocolate chip cookies?  I don’t know about that right there.

And sprinkled with salt?  (okay, fleur de sol but whatevs)

Where I come from we don’t sprinkle our cookies with salt.

But I’m here to tell you that this cookie connoisseur didn’t know what hit her.

I haven’t been quite the same since.

Whatever you do and for the love of all things toned and slim, do not, and I repeat DO NOT make these cookies under any circumstances.

If you ever hope to wear a swimsuit in the full light of day, you’ll take me at my word.

Now, for the rest of you, here’s the recipe. Make at your own risk.
I don’t want to hear your sad stories of how your husband found you in your closet hunkered down with a plate full of these.

I’ve got my own cherry chocolate chip cookie problems to deal with.

Thanks a lot  Sara :)

(The recipe is apparently from Metropolitan Bakery in Philly!)


  • 1 Cup Rolled oats
  • 3 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Butter
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups Brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 1/2 Cups Chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/4 Cups Dried tart cherries
  • 1 1/4 Sea salt


  1. Grind oats into fine flour (food processor)
  2. Sift flour, baking soda,and baking powder.
  3. Add oats and salt.
  4. Using mixer, cream butter and sugars until light in color and texture (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add eggs one at a time.
  6. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Add flour mixture until combined.
  8. Fold in chocolate and cherries.
  9. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
  10. Bake @ 350 for 15 – 18 minutes.
  11. Take a little journey to cookie heaven on first bite.
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sharon O June 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

looks yummy too bad we are on a losing streak… can’t afford cookies right now but someday maybe we can make them.


2 Kathy June 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

What is the amount of sea salt, please?


3 edie wadsworth June 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

you just sprinkle a little on each cookie and it’s a bit personal preference. you can see from my cookies that i have a ‘heavy’ sprinkle!
hope you try them :))))


4 paige June 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

you’re mighty spunky today missy!!
& i’m betting you are still able to model a fancy “‘kini” for the lake locals despite hunkering down with a plate of those cherry babies!


5 edie wadsworth June 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

oh heavens no, my dear friend. it’s more like a swim dress. a woman who buys butter in bulk and makes these cookies has no business in a bikini :)


6 tara lowry June 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

I can’t believe I’m laughing BEFORE my first cup of coffee.


7 Lolo June 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Oh my…..I guess I will be cleaning my closets this weekend (with the doors shut of course – and a few chocolate cherry stains on the closet floor).
Thanks for the recipe and the giggles (and the calories, and the guilt)! :D


8 Tracey June 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Oh Edie you are killing me!!!! I make your chocolate chip cookies ALL the time … Love Them … Now you give us these! I have to try them. I may need to cross the bridge and head over to Philly this weekend.


9 Ruth June 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

These look so incredibly good. I miss all things made with real butter. My parents have only… wait for it… you will need to take a seat… margarine. It’s so awful!! Need to get me some real butter.


10 Southern Gal June 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

Thank you very much, Edie. You and Sara are going to sabotage my running efforts in one fell swoop.

I answered a PW question for a giveaway: Do you own a swimsuit?
My reply: I possess a swimsuit. Own it? No way.


11 Sara Demoiny June 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

They are life changing right! I have thought about making ice cream sandwiches with them, but then I think – No, they are too good on there own! Now, I may need to add to my grocery list this week!


12 tara lowry June 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

I’m bubbling over at the seams over here…that’s what eating what you want and no exercise for 9 months will do for ya.

I wish I could say that I’ll make them when my dr releases me to exercise again..but the truth is, I’ll make them next week, I’m sure.


13 katey June 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

These look wonderful! I will have to try them for sure! Thanks for sharing and making me laugh.


14 Nics Cahill June 18, 2012 at 6:25 am

Edie, I adore these cookies, in fact I think I might go home and bake them tonight!

I make a version of cookies, like these that have marshmallows mixed into the dough along with the choco chips and the cherries.

Have a great week


15 Lisa D.B. Taylor June 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

I made these on Father’s Day and they were tooooo delish! {Translate that to: I should never make these again ’cause I eat them all!}
I knew I’d love ‘em the minute you mentioned salt, IMO salt and chocolate were made for each other. And along with tart cherries? It was indeed cookie heaven. :-)


16 Pamela K. June 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

My hubby will find me hunkerin’ in my closet with these really soon. Thanks for sharing!


17 Emily Morrice June 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

Ok, Eddy! I made these and they turned out flat as pan cakes! Bummer!
Any idea why?
Also, I made them for our friends who babysat our babies last night especially because they hail from East Tenn like you :)


18 Lisa D.B. Taylor June 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hi again,
in response to Emily’s comment above, what altitude are you? I’m at nearly 5000 feet above sea level, and only used about half of the baking powder and soda required (I read this somewhere and it actually works). Also I’ve noticed that the final batches of cookies tend to be flatter than the first, which I attribute to the dough becoming room temp. Keeping it in the fridge between baking batches seems to help.
Just a couple of ideas :-)
(Also – I personally found the dough so delicious I saw no real need for baking LOL. But my family disagrees, so I did!)


19 debbie June 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

Hi, Edie
I cant wait to try this recipe,, just a couple ??.. do you use real butter or just the blue bonnet margarine stuff and what kind of chocolate chips do you use? Semi sweet, milk chocolate?? Thanks


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