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Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

Recipes makes 3 dozen cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Snack or Dessert
Cuisine: cookies
Author: Melissa Bahen


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until blended.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cardamom. Then add the dry ingredients to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Beat on low until combined.
  • Stir in the oats, cherries, and almonds. The dough might be too thick for an electric mixer at this point. If that’s the case, stir in these last additions by hand with a wooden spoon.
  • Scoop the dough into 2-tablespoon balls (about the size of a Ping-Pong ball), and place them 2 inches apart on the pre-pared baking sheets. Place twelve cookie dough balls on each baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 11 minutes, or until the cookies are set and slightly flattened out. Put the cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.