BLESS THIS MESS
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the butter and the brown sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, around 5 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute. Add the flour, sprinkle in the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Add the oats and combine.
Fold in the dried cherries, chocolate, chopped pecans, or other mix-ins if desired.
The mixture will be a little tacky, but you should be able to roll it into a ball in your hands without making a total mess.
Roll the dough into 1 to 1.5 inch balls, using your hands and place the balls on the prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until the edges begin to brown and the centers are set.
Transfer to a wire rack and let them cool completely and enjoy!