Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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We run a cherry orchard, so I'm always dreaming up new cherry recipes. These cookies are among of my family's favorites.—Pamela Alexander, Prosser, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 286 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, soak cherries in hot water for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries with liquid.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies in Country Woman July/August 2003, p15

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smxbabe120 89442
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Chewy, Sweet, Tart, hearty, these are awesome!"

katzpawz 130610
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"My Sunday School group went wild over these!"

bsuprosser 89243
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"My family loves these cookies. Can't get enough of them."

Aneeley 89241
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"I made a double batch of these cookies for friends and family at Christmas. The cookies I did were HUGE, on purpose of course. Everyone loved them! I'll definitely make them again."

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