Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
This year I started my holiday baking with a different take on my favourite cookie from last year, the chocolate and maraschino cherry shortbread cookies, except that this time I used the same cherry and chocolate flavour combo in chocolate chip cookies! You really just cannot go wrong with chocolate chip cookies and throwing cherries into the mix will only make things better since the chocolate and cherry combo is a fabulous one! One of the best things about homemade chocolate chip cookies, other than the fact that they are so ridiculously addictively good, is that they are so easy to make. You literally just need to spend about 5 minutes combining ingredients and then you throw them in the oven. The hardest part about making them is waiting for them to finish baking, and that 10 minutes of bake time will seem like an eternity as your kitchen starts to fill up with the aroma of fresh baked cookies, and then you have to wait for them to cool, but then again that burnt tongue might just be worth it! For these maraschino cherry chocolate chip cookies you will also have to chop up some cherries but that only takes a few more minutes and it is definitely worth the effort!

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect with a tall glass of milk!

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 18

Chocolate chip cookies never had it any better than with the addition of maraschino cherries!



ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
directions
  1. Mix the butter and sugars in a bowl, beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract.
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until they are just incorporated.
  4. Mix in the chocolate and the maraschino cherries.
  5. Place the dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet one tablespoon at a time and bake in a preheated 350F oven until just lightly golden brown around the edges, about 8-10 minutes, let cool on sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Option: Use white chocolate chips instead of dark.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 182, Fat 8g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0.2g), Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 110mg, Carbs 27g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 19g), Protein 1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

34 comments:

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Wow! Great-looking cookies, Kevin! Love the specks of red! :)

Maria said...

Love cherry and chocolate together!

naomi said...

I agree - cherry and chocolate are always great together. Love how the maraschino lends a bright burst of color.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

How creative to use maraschino cherries! Cherries and chocolate a great combo!

Tara Gustafson said...

You are brilliant! This looks like the perfect Christmas cookie! I think these will make the list for our Christmas Eve Party, thank you!

Jeanette said...

A very festive cookie Kevin!

mj121 said...

Such a great idea! They look amazing.

Martha said...

Love the addition of maraschino cherries. It makes the cookies look so festive. My Mom always bakes a banana cake with chocolate and maraschino cherries this time of year that I love. It makes me think it would be fun to do a cookie variation with the same flavors.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Look awesome, Kevin. I am going back to making your Maraschino Shortbread again this year.

Tieghan said...

So festive!! What a great cookie. Nothing beat chocolate chip!

Shivi@COSMOCHICS said...

This looks just perfect! will definitely try this:)

Joanne said...

The cherries add such a festive look to the cookies!!

Pam said...

The cherries really do make them so Christmasy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great suggestion! Sometimes it truly is the simple tweak that makes all the difference. Here's hoisting a cup of hot tea w/to you! timberdawn

Jamie Morton said...

These cherry cookies look perfect! I'll try the recipe for sure!
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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

I love maraschino cherries so I'm pretty ecstatic to see them in cookies! Pinning!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Very fun cookies ~ love the bright red cherries!

Anonymous said...

Hey - what a fantastic blog you have! And so many delicious recipies! I am really impressed. You must have been blogging since you were born...

Paula - bell'alimento said...

Love these cherry cookies! Perfect for Holiday cookie boxes!

Maggie @ A Bitchin Kitchen said...

I looove the chocolate and cherry combination - these look amazing!

vanillasugarblog said...

I haven't seen a maraschino cherry in decades.
Remember the green ones?
Have a great weekend!

scottiedog1965 said...

The cherries makes it look like you bled all over them. That's what I'll tell people, then I get to eat all of them.

Jenny Flake said...

Now that is a gorgeous cookie :) Mmmm!

Brittany Smith said...

The perfect recipe for christmas, thanks a lot for sharing!

Jeff @ Cheese-burger.net said...

Cherry and chocolate goes perfectly well in this cookies.

Anonymous said...

I'll comment with an actual recipe review..
These are pretty good, I chilled the dough before baking. I think they would spread way too much otherwise. I think the recipe could use some tweaking but I was unable to find any similar recipes to compare this one with.

Anonymous said...

These look amazing, I am baking them a week before Christmas can you please tell me the best way to store them.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: They will keep for a week or two in a sealed container at room temperature and if you want them to last longer, keep them in the fridge.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kevin!

Anonymous said...

I had to add more flour to the dough because my first batch came out too runny. After you add a little flour chill the dough for 30-45 mins. and they come out perfect!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I baked maraschino cherries into cookies right about this time last year! Except I used white choc not dark. Your cookies are so festive! pinned

Anonymous said...

Just made these, family loved them, first time I've baked cookies. I'm a huge fan of maraschino cherries as it is. So yummy :)

Anonymous said...

I made these cookies and they didn't come out good they were very thin and like mush.... I don't know what happened

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesomely delicious.
Barb

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