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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think it’s been mentioned before but the fact is, I don’t really like chocolate. In small quantities and mixed with something (ie. peanut butter), I’ll eat milk chocolate but I’ll pass on the fudge, brownies, cake, ice cream, etc. It’s tragic, really. In fact, I’m bummed that I’ll never be the baker I want to be because a whole category of desserts tastes terrible to me.

BUT. This is a chocolate recipe. Granted it’s chocolate for weenies but you’ll have to cut a girl a little slack.

chocolate chips, cherries
My trick is substituting popular semi-sweet chocolate chips with mellow milk chocolate ones.  You could use whatever type of chocolate chips you like though. Mixed with the tart cherries and a hint of almond these cookies are layered with flavor and just rich enough to be addictive – whether you’re a choco-holic or not!


Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 pkg cinnamon instant oatmeal
1 C dried cherries
1 C milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and beat.  Beat in almond and vanilla extracts.  Beat in flour, one cup at a time and then beat in oatmeal.  Stir in cherries and chocolate chips, mixing well.  Use a small cookie scoop to scoop dough in equal sized balls onto a cookie sheet (the secret to uniform cookies!)  Bake for 14-16 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen.

cherry chocolate chip cookies

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