CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with cherry flavor – it’s the perfect twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with cherry flavor - it's the perfect twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies add a fun new twist to a classic favorite. I have tried many different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the year in efforts to find the perfect recipe. I have spent a lot of time finding my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but when I found this one, I knew it was going to be my new “favorite”.  As a child, people used to actually give me huge Costco sized jars of maraschino cherries for my birthdays because I loved them so much.  Add maraschino cherries to a chocolate chip cookie….yep, pretty much amazing!
Something about that cherry/chocolate flavor combination is just incredible and I absolutely love the taste of these cookies. The cherry juice also turns the cookies a fun shade of pink which makes these cookies perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and other celebrations too!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with cherry flavor - it's the perfect twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!
 Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. reserved cherry juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Drain the jar of cherries, but make sure to reserve 3 tablespoons of the juice.  Chop the cherries and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and shortening, add sugars and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla, cherry juice and eggs.  Mix well.
  4. Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix until combined.
  5. Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips, mix until combined.
  6. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 350, or until the edges begin to brown slightly.  Enjoy!

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with cherry flavor - it's the perfect twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and bursting with cherry flavor - it's the perfect twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie!
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CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. reserved cherry juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Drain the jar of cherries, but make sure to reserve 3 tablespoons of the juice.
  2. Chop the cherries and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and shortening, add sugars and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla, cherry juice and eggs. Mix well.
  5. Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  6. Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips, mix until combined.
  7. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Enjoy!
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14 COMMENTS

  1. These look WONDERFUL! I have been searching EVERYWHERE in my small town for my favorite ice cream (Blue Bell Chocolate Covered Cherry). I can't wait to try these. They look like they are going to be my favorite!

  2. The cherry chocolate chip and the mint chocolate chip….how should these be stored? In airtight container? Could either or both of them be frozen?

    Thanks

    • I prefer to scoop cookie dough balls then freeze those in ziplock bags. That way you can bake them later on and still have that fresh-from-the-oven flavor. You can always bake them, then freeze the cookies too. It just depends on your personal preference!

  3. This recipe resembles the Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies of my childhood. Mom made them every Christmas. Absopositively delicious!

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