1950s Blast to the Past! Cherry #ChocolateParty

Chocolate covered cherries, Jitterbug dancing, and Elvis on Ed Sullivan. Remembrances from the idyllic 1950s childhood of my husband, David. Other wonderful memories include his mom, Betty and her baking. The smells of made-from-scratch pies and cakes in the oven awaited David upon his return from school. (Betty learned her skills by baking at her mother’s side.)

Homemade Apple Pie from the Ninja Baker's Kitchen

Mastering (pretty-looking) homemade piecrusts are a work in process in the Ninja Baker kitchen. I am, however, able to bake David’s favorite yellow cake with chocolate frosting. But he prefers oatmeal cookies - which are healthier - and still bring David back to the comfort food of the ‘50s.

Fortunately my friend, Liz - That Skinny Chick Can Bake - has a fabulous recipe for oatmeal cookies. The first time around I made them with the recommended dried apricots and white chocolate. (I omitted the bacon.) Rave reviews from neighbors and the participants in my husband’s monthly meeting (for brainy types with big hearts who discuss connections between physics and metaphysics) ensued.

David and his Theory of Everything MeetUp with devouring oatmeal cookies 

Roxana, the queen of comfort food and home baking, announced that cherries were to be the star of this month’s chocolate party.


I made Liz’s oatmeal cookies again. This time though I added white chocolate and dried cherries as a tribute to the 50s and my dear David. And so I could contribute something truly delicious to the party! Click here for Liz’s recipe. Simply substitute dried cherries for apricots. Revel in the lovely smells of baking oatmeal cookies. Share. And enjoy the party!

Cherry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Scroll down and delight in the other cherry, chocolate wonders presented at the Chocolate Party. If you are interested in joining the monthly chocolate party, please visit RoxanasHomeBaking.com and see the participation rules below.

How to participate (the rules)
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page.  Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

White chocolate partners with dried cherries in a buttery oatmeal cookie.

Wishing you comforting friends and food.

The Ninja Baker

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