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Easy Cherry Cobbler
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
2 cups sour cherries pitted*
1/2 cup white sugar (3/4 cup if you like it sweeter)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* Tip: If you do not have a cherry pitter, use a drinking straw to pit the cherries. Hold the cherry flat on a plate, puncture the cherry with the straw where the stem grows, and pull the straw out. The pit will be at the end of the straw.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the butter in a 9x13 inch baking dish, and place in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. Remove as soon as butter has melted in roughly 5 minutes.
For the flour mixture
In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, and baking powder (and spices, if desired). Mix in the milk (and vanilla, if desired) until blended, it's okay if there are a few lumps. Pour the batter into the baking dish over the melted butter. Do not stir.
For the cherry filling
In a bowl, toss together cherries, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Pour the cherry mixture evenly over the batter. Do not stir.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. An easy way to check for doneness is to insert a toothpick into the cobber, which if done, should come out clean.