Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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  • Published Jan 16th
  • Ready In2h
  • Servings42
  • Calories162
I created these after a trip up north to Traverse City, Michigan's Cherry Festival. Wonderful with their dried cherries! A big hit wherever I take them!

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies for 42 servings:

  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening (such as Crisco®)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chunks (such as SACO®)

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook11m
  • Ready In2h

To cook Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies is about 11 minutes , and you can serve your Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies within 2 hours . The following are the steps to cook Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. 2 Beat the unsalted butter, butter flavored shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time; beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract with the last egg. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cherries, walnuts, pecans, and chocolate chunks, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 162 calories; 9.6 grams of fat; 18.8 grams of carbohydrates; 2 grams of protein; 15 milligrams of cholesterol; 64 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 20th 2014

    I use this recipe as my base for a variety of cookies. the only substitution I make in the base recipe is coconut oil instead of shortening. The other changes I make are I use dark chocola ...

  2. Dec 23rd 2012

    This my favorite cookie recipe. I feel the combination of the butter and the shortening gives the cookie a great thickness. I have omitted the nuts because the people in my family does not l ...

  3. Jan 21st 2012

    There are so many things to love about this cookie. First, the combination of the tart cherries with the chocolate is out of this world. I only used pecans, and the added flavor and crunch ...

  4. Sep 6th 2011

    What a wonderful, apparently neglected cookie recipe with only five reviews, the last nearly a year ago! This is really an appropriate cookie with fall around the corner. It’s substantia ...

  5. I would just like to say how absolutely wonderful these cookies are. Every one single person who has had some, and ive made them a lot, loves them. I do substitute dried cranberries for th ...

  6. May 14th 2010

    I did make them, and added a bit of cocoa myself and they are DElish!!! I didn't put the chocolate kisses on top either, but rather added a handful of mini chocolate chips. The cherries MA ...

  7. Sep 2nd 2009

    The combination of cherries and chocolate is classic and superb in these cookies! I had just returned from a trip to San Francisco and had some dark chocolate from Ghirardelli that I chopped ...

  8. Aug 28th 2009

    I loved these cookies, the cherries add such a nice contrast to the chocolate chunks. I typically leave out nuts from cookie recipes, but I added them here and they were wonderful. I baked ...

  9. Aug 17th 2009

    Excellent! I used butter because it gave a richer flavour, and because I didn't have cherries, I substituted dried cranberries which gave these cookies an amazing ZING!!