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Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

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Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies are absolutely delicious and make a fabulous DIY cookies-in-a-jar gift. The flavors and tantalizing texture in these cookies truly are abundant. But, don’t take my word for it. Make a batch yourself and you’ll see what I mean. 

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Personally, I think cookies are a fun dessert. Mainly because serving them requires no plates or utensils. Simply use your hands. Besides that, since cookies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and styles everyone can find a cookie they love. 

Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies Overhead Stacked

I don’t exactly remember where I found this recipe. However, I can tell you that these slightly chewy cookies are a fabulous treat! 

It’s funny, but making cookies is just one activity that my grandchildren like to do with me. (Somehow sprinkles are usually involved!) Maybe that’s because I like trying new recipes and they consider themselves to be part of my taste-testing team. 🙂

Some of our personal favorite cookies recipes are:  

Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies Cooling

Oats – for the win! 

Did you know you can make these delicious cookies using old-fashioned rolled oats, quick oats, or even gluten-free oats? Yes, ma’am! 

Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies Overhead View

Can you spot the pistachios and cherries peeking out of the cookies in the photo above?

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Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Delicious cookies that are loaded with fabulous flavor and texture.


  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour (GF Option: use gluten-free flour blend + 1 teaspoon xanthan gum - unless flour already contains it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (GF Option: use a gluten-free brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (GF Option: use certified gluten-free oats)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (GF Option: use a gluten-free brand)
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries (I use all-natural sulfite & preservative-free dried cherries)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled


  1. Prehat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats.
  3. In separate bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in cherries and pistachios.
  5. Drop by tablespoons (2-inches apart) onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Cool. Store in air-tight container.


NOTE: Feel free to use quick oats in place of old-fashioned oats.

Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies Ready to Eat

Don’t you just want to reach through your computer screen and grab a few cookies? 

A jar of cookie mix is always a fun and easy DIY gift. Simply layer the dry ingredients in a quart-size wide-mouth canning jar. (NOTE: After the wet ingredients are added, one jar of cookie mix should yield approximately 2-dozen cookies.)

Finally, cover the lid with a swatch of fabric and adorn it with a piece of bakers twine and a pine sprig. Attach a tag with a list of remaining wet ingredients and directions. Cute. Easy. Delicious!

DIY Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s to a day filled with warm cookies served fresh out of the oven! 


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