Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a classic homemade chocolate chip cookie studded with sweet and tart cherries. The flavor combination is insanely good!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies on a soapstone platter on a rustic wood background.

Do you like cherries and chocolate together?  I think cherries and chocolate go together like peas and carrots. I'm sure you've heard of chocolate-covered cherries, right? Well, the chocolate and cherry flavor combo is just perfect for cookies!

These cookies showcase the perfect marriage of your classic chocolate chip cookie flavor paired with delicious cherries. These babies really up the homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe game.  I know you'll love them as much as I do!


HOW TO MAKE CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

These chocolate chip cherry cookies are easy to make and super good. To make this recipe, first, cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a stand mixer. Then, add the eggs and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, then slowly add it to the butter mixture a little at a time with the stand mixer on. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries, portion onto a baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees. See below for a detailed ingredients list and instructions.

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS

To make these cookies, you need the following ingredients:
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • butter
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • semi-sweet chocolate chip
  • dried cherries

Collage of images of Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies being made.

HOW TO STORE CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Store homemade chocolate chip cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE VARIATIONS

Want to mix things up a little and customize this cookie to suit your preferences? Try these yummy variations!
  • sub the chocolate chips for white chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate chips
  • use another dried fruit like dried cranberries, dried figs, or raisins
  • sub some of the dried fruit for chopped nuts
  • use almond extract in place of vanilla extract (cut amount in half)
  • use chocolate chunks to make cherry chocolate chunk cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies on a soapstone platter on a rustic wood background.

ARE DRIED CHERRIES THE SAME AS MARASCHINO CHERRIES?

No, they aren't the same thing. Maraschino cherries are candied cherries in a sugary syrup that are dyed red. Dried cherries are cherries that have been through the drying process, which eliminates much of the moisture and intensifies their flavor.  You can find them in your grocery store near the raisins.

MORE YUMMY COOKIES RECIPES

Are you looking for even more yummy cookies recipes to try? Here are a few of my favorite chocolate chip and non-chocolate chip cookie recipes from the archives:


Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies on a rustic wood background.


If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. This may just turn out to be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies


This Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a classic homemade chocolate chip cookie studded with sweet and tart cherries. The flavor combination is insanely good!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 27 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

3. In your stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Stop the mixer and use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl.

4. Add the eggs to the mixer and mix until combined.

5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl a little at a time with the mixer running. Stop to scrape the sides as necessary and continue mixing until all of the ingredients are combined.

6. Mix in the chocolate chips and dried cherries.


7. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop the batter onto the prepared baking sheet leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 11-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool.


NOTES


I recommend only baking one sheet of cookies at a time.




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