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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate lovers will adore the sweet cherry and chocolate flavor combination in these cherry chocolate chip cookies.
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  1. CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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There is nothing better than a fresh, chewy cherry chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven. This recipe combines two classic treats into one delicious snack, with the maraschino cherries adding an extra burst of flavor to traditional chocolate chip cookies, making them even more irresistible. 

Our cherry cheesecake tacos and cherry fluff are two more ways to enjoy delicious cherries in a decadent dessert.

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
  • 2 to 3 drops pink food color 
  • 1 cup drained, chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FOOD COLORING: You can substitute the pink food color for 1 to 2 drops of red food coloring in these chewy cherry cookies.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can substitute the semi-sweet chocolate chips for milk chocolate or even white chocolate chips.

NUTS: You can add chopped nuts to the cookie dough to make this perfect recipe even more amazing. 

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

STEP TWO: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set it aside.

PRO TIP:

The baking soda will give you a fluffier and chewier texture to your cookies.

STEP THREE: Using either a stand mixer, or a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter for 1 minute, until smooth.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature and not melted.

STEP FOUR: Add the white sugar and brown sugar, and continue to mix for 1 to 1½ minutes until light and fluffy.

STEP FIVE: Add the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract and cherry juice to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.

STEP SIX: Lower the hand mixer speed to medium speed and add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Mix just until incorporated. 

STEP SEVEN: Add the pink food coloring, and mix just until the color is even.

STEP EIGHT: Fold in the chopped cherry pieces and chocolate chips.

PRO TIP:

Before chopping the cherries, make sure to drain them well. Once drained, lay them on a paper towel to allow any excess moisture to be soaked up.

STEP NINE: Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough ball and place it on the prepared cookie sheet. Space the dough balls 2 inches apart. 

STEP TEN: Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are just a slightly golden brown color. 

STEP ELEVEN: Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

HOW TO SERVE

Any time of year is the perfect time to enjoy this tasty cookie. These would be an excellent after-school snack or evening dessert treat. Serve them with iced tea in the summer and whipped hot chocolate in the winter to wash these delightful cookies down.

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: Store any leftovers in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 5 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months. Allow the dough to completely thaw before baking. The baked cookies can also be frozen, in an airtight container, for up to 3 months. Allow the cookies to thaw completely.

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are an excellent way to show your loved ones how much you care. The cherry flavor provides the perfect tangy sweetness for this delicious cookie, and they contrast wonderfully with the chocolate chips.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these cookies?

This perfect treat can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

Can I use dried cherries in this recipe instead of maraschino cherries?

We haven’t tried this substitution, but you could definitely try using dried cherries instead for these chocolate cherry cookies.

Can I freeze the dough before baking?

The dough can be frozen for up to three months and then thawed to bake in smaller batches if you’d like.

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate lovers will adore the sweet cherry and chocolate flavor combination in these cherry chocolate chip cookies.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter softened
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
  • 2 to 3 drops pink food color
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries drained and chopped
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Using a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set it aside.
  • Using either a stand mixer, or a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened butter for 1 minute, until smooth.
  • Add the sugars, and continue to mix for 1 to 1½ minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, almond flavor and cherry juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Lower the mixer speed to medium and add the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Add the pink food coloring, and mix just until the color is even.
  • Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Space the dough 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are just golden. Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

Notes

PRO TIP: The baking soda will give you a fluffier and chewier texture to your cookies.
 
PRO TIP: Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature and not melted.
 
PRO TIP: Before chopping the cherries, make sure to drain them well. Once drained, lay them on a paper towel to allow any excess moisture to be soaked up.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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