Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Dried CherriesTHE VERDICT:

These cookies make my mouth happy. It was like the favourite cookie of my childhood decided to grow up and get even more irresistibly delicious. Adding to the indulgence level, we discovered Callebaut chocolate chips in the bulk aisle of our favourite Save-On Foods and decided to use them instead of regular chips.

I should probably note that we used our stand mixer and not a food processor to prepare the dough, so you may have different results than we did if you follow the recipe to the letter. We also do not have two racks in our oven (it involves a long, frustrating story about the people who used to own our condo before us and their fish pond), so I simply baked them on a rack in the centre of the oven. They turned out fine without all the silly switching around that the recipe calls for.┬áThe only tragedy resulted when I forgot to set the timer for the first batch. I’m blaming “mommy brain” for the immolation of the first dozen cookies. Once I’d had my first taste of an unburnt cookie, I realized just how tragic a loss they were.

Overall, I would say this is by far the best cookie recipe I have tried in ages.

If you want to try it yourself…

THE RECIPE:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries (source: www.epicurious.com; original recipe)