Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies

I have had this bag of cherry chips sitting in my pantry for the longest time and never knew exactly what I was going to do with them. I had actually forgotten about those cherry chips until I came across this recipe one day. Chocolate and cherry is such a great combination that I thought these cookies would be great, and well, they were.

The batter for these cookies was pretty thick, so I went ahead and smashed down the top of the dough once I placed it onto my baking sheet to make sure the cookies spread evenly and did not stay clumped up in a big mountain. I actually kind of like the crackled effect they turned out with. Oh, in case anyone is wondering I found the bag of cherry chips at Walmart and I am pretty sure that they still carry them. I think these cookies would be a great addition to holiday baking lists.

Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies
Adapted from
Picky Palate

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag of
Log House Cherry Chips
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and use a cookie sheet with a
silpat liner.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until well combined.
3. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients then stir in white chips and cherry chips. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 9-11 minutes, should still be soft in center. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Carrie said...

I see cherry chips all the time at Walmart but like you never know what to make with them. But now I have a recipe. :)

Dolce said...

The cracked top is really nice indeed! And I love the red bits coming out of the chocolate dough :)

That Girl said...

Do you know that I LOVE the sound of chocolate and cherry cookies every time I see them, and I still haven't made them yet!

Sugar Duchess said...

What gorgeous cookies! They look so, so delicious. I'll have to go find me a bag of those cherry chips :)

Christy said...

This would be like a large chocolate covered cherry to me...the best!!! I'm going to add the chips to my shopping list-these look fantastic!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Oh, if only we had cherry chips up here in the great white north!!! Boo!

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Mmmm... I've never seen cherry chips! But, if I do, now I know what to make with them! ;-)

I love chocolate and cherries and cookies, so these are perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

I love the chocolate cherry combination.. havent seen cherry chips, Ill have to be on the lookout as they sound fantastic!

Jen said...

I love the pretty red chips in the chocolate cookies. I have never seen cherry chips, but if I do, I'll have to grab some! said...

Love the combo. These would indeed be great on a Christmas cookie tray. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katy ~ said...

Chocolate covered cherries - how could it be wrong! These sound perfect for a Christmas cookie tray.

Anonymous said...

I made a few changes that I think really helped. First I added some more flour - I would guess about 1/2 cup - so that they didn't spread out so much. Then instead of putting the white chocolate chips in the dough, I drizzled it melted over the top. I think this makes them look prettier on a Christmas cookie tray. Thanks for the receipe.