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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.2 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Chopped maraschino cherries in the dough give this classic a festive update.


  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, very well drained and blotted

  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening (or butter, see note*)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Drain maraschino cherries and chop coarsely. Place on a paper towel to soak up excess liquid.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, shortening until creamy. Beat in extracts and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Stir into creamed mixture. Stir in chips and cherries.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


  • * You can use butter or half butter, half shortening. According to Land O’ Lakes: “Cookies made with only butter may not rise as much and may spread a bit more, but the edges will be crispier and will have a rich buttery taste. Cookies made with only shortening will result in a cookie that bakes higher and holds its shape better during baking.” This recipe was originally developed with the latter in mind. You decide!


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(example: Sue in LA)

Tasty, but still very soft even though I cooked them for 12+ minutes. I did drain and pat dry the cherries and I didn't use any butter. Any suggestions?
- Miche in Nova Scotia

My daughter is a HUGE cherry freak...She loves them and has everything to do with cherries...I made these for her as a surprise and she LOVED THEM...her dad was even shocked at how good they were...Try them, you won't be sorry~!
- Tina in Rochelle, IL

These are great cookies. I don't know what the person who gave the bad review did wrong, but they were easy to make and had a great cherry taste. Will definately make these again!
- CQ in New Middletown, OH

i made the cookie over and over, even had someone help, it was terrible.. worst cookie i ever tasted, then i used a different recipe it was so much better your recipe sucked!
- Lazaro Torres in culpeper, Va

Made these with my sister while visiting my neice and her housemates at University. They were delicious and are now one of our Christmas traditions.
- angie in Kingston, Canada

Tasted good, just didn't drop how I imagined.
- Shylo in Ontario, Canada
Very good cookie recipe,not as sticky as the others say,easy to make,will make them again and again!!!
- Sherri
I love these! They are so easy and festive looking! After reading the comments I put a paper towel on top of the cherries to help get the extra moisture out.They turned out perfectly.
- Chrissy
This recipe was so easy! The cookies were very hard to "drop," because they were extremely sticky, but I think it was because the chopped cherries weren't drained enough. The cookies themselves were a hit--everyone loved them, and they disappeared before all the others!
- Linda
This is my new favouritest!!
- George
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