Thursday, June 9, 2016

Chocolate Chip Maraschino Cherry Cookies

Yum
For June, Fill The Cookie Jar's theme is Father's Day. And, I was thinking about what my dad would like for a cookie. He LOVES Chocolate Covered Cherries. So, my great idea that I was so excited to make for a new cookie was one with maraschino cherries, and chocolate chips. I thought I was onto the greatest new cookie idea ever! Apparently, this idea was not new to the rest of the internet world. Imagine that! So, while this cookie is not going to win the originality award I was hoping, it will win over your cookie eaters!





My dad did give the cookie a thumbs up, but my nephew went absolutely crazy for them! I can't be sure how many he polished off in half hour period, but I am sure his mom will be making these for him soon.


I love using the mini chocolate chips in here, so every bite has little bits of chocolate, as well as bits of cherry. Perfection.



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Chocolate Chip Maraschino Cherry Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
10 ounce jar maraschino cherries

Drain maraschino cherries well. Dice, blot with paper towel until mostly dry; set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Add vanilla, mix well.

In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, and salt. Whisk together.  Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, mix on low speed, just until combined.  Add chocolate and maraschino cherries, mixing until evenly distributed.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least two hours).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using large cookie dough scoop (2 tablespoons), drop dough onto baking sheets, several inches apart.  Bake for 12 minutes, just until edges are starting to turn golden. Cool for 2-3 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.

Adapted from:  Love Grows Wild from Life, Love, and Sugar

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36 comments:

  1. Hi Kris, I would give you the originality award for this delicious Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookie. It has everything you would want in a cookie, I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I really did think it was original for a little while!

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  2. Love love love chocolate covered cherries! These sound so delicious to me.

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    1. If you love chocolate covered cherries, then you would be a fan!

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  3. These look like some delicious cookies! I love Maraschino cherries :)

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  4. I would love to fill the cookie jar with these! I love the combo of chocolate and cherry! Thanks for sharing Kris!

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    1. Thanks Jess! It is a great combo, even in a cookie!

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  5. Chocolate and cherries? My diet can wait a week to start! ;)

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    1. You bet! Even two weeks, if you wanted a second batch :)

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  6. I love the combo of chocolate chips and Maraschino cherries. They look awesome, Kris.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I bet you could make them into quite a healthy cookie too!

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  7. i have mixed feelings about maraschino cherries, but this is definitely an acceptable use for them! love the color they bring too. :)

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    1. Is it wrong that I only buy maraschino cherries for baking into cookies? Not really a fan of them in any other use either.

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  8. I cannot wait to try these! I use maraschino cherries very sparingly, usually only in cocktails. But I can get on board with this use! This might be my Saturday project today! :-)

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    1. I am sure you would love them! Let me know if you get a chance to try them.
      Hope you had a great weekend :)

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  9. He ate 5 in 1 hour. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  10. Hi,
    I am pinning.
    Thank you for sharing. I have a feeling they will be a new favorite.
    Carla

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    1. Let me know if your family gives them a good review :)

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  11. What a great combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this week.

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  12. My dad goes crazy over chocolate covered cherries too. These look and sound amazing! Maybe if he's lucky I'll share one or two with him! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing them at Throwback Thursday. I hope you had a great weekend!

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    1. Funny how that candy is such a "dad" candy! Hope you get a chance to share one or two with him :)

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  13. Well this is new to me and it sounds delish! It also makes me think of other maraschino cherry combos! Thanks for bringing it by Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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  14. YUM... these have everything that I love in a cookie too... chocolate and cherries.

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    1. Glad you like them Marlys! Still drooling over your cookies :)

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  15. Oh wow never head of masherino cherries in cookies, so great! Thanks for sharing

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    1. I've used them in other cookies before, and they do surprisingly well!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Kris....these look so so good! I am not ashamed to admit how much I LOVE maraschino cherries. And this cookie is the perfect way to bring together all the best things about chocolate covered cherries! These will definitely be the next cookie I bake! : )

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    1. This is definitely a cookie you would love, Anne! Fruit and chocolate... you can't go wrong!

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  17. Chocolate Chips and Cherries? I bow to the cookie genius.

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  18. My kind of cookie! Though, if I'm honest, many of them are :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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