This recipe came again from bakeorbreak--I love this blog. http://www.bakeorbreak.com/recipes/2008/02/22/dark-chocolate-chunk-and-dried-cherry-oatmeal-cookies/ I'm not a huge fan of cherries, but I would imagine that the dried cherries would add a good counter balance of tart to the sweet of the chocolate.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cherries
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I recommend using dark chocolate)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture just until combined. Do not overmix.
Drop by tablespoonfulls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 min., or until bottom edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for a few min., then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.