Liven up your oat biscuits with cherries! I use a beautifully sweet jarred maraschino cherry but have on occasions also used fresh cherries.
Based on what others had said about the weak cherry flavor I exchanged 1/2 of the butter for strawberry applesauce(which also helped cut the fat) and use 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the cherry juice. The cherry flavor was more pronounced. Cookies turned out great - will make again. - 13 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Try using almond extract instead of vanilla for more "cherry" flavor. Good texture cookie. I added cherry icing. - 31 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I just made these.The 4 star rating attracted me.Thankfully,I made a tray of 8 cookies,"just to try." They were so bland,despite my adding extra cherry juice and almond extract.They probably could use some brown sugar in place of all white sugar.I'm going to try and salvage the rest of the batter and add some coconut and chocolate chips to the batter.I'm not sure why anyone would call these cookies chewy.They're actually quite dry.We'll see how it goes! - 13 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)