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Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies Recipe

Chopped maraschino cherries and vanilla chips make a great color and flavor combination in these sweet treats priced at just 20 cents each. "They're a nice change from chocolate chip cookies," writes Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:27 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and cherries.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Reviews for Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Very good cookie although a bit on the sweet side for us. The maraschino cherries will not color the dough if you drain them really well then wrap them up in paper towels for 15 minutes or so. Will definitely make these again."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"different but good"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I absolutely love these cookies! My husband picked out this recipe and he ate so many of them on the day I baked them that I ended up making another batch the very next day. My batter did not turn out pink, I put the cherries on paper towel before and after slicing them. I recommend putting wax paper between the cookies when storing them because the cherries wanted to stick together. Thank you for this wonderful recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I would recommend chilling these cookies before baking. With such a high butter content and a warm kitchen, my cookies were flatter than pancakes! Also, the cherries made the batter pink."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Have used this recipe for years. Love it! But mine come out a little crumbly, so today used 1.5-2 cups quick cook oatmeal and it did the trick and didn't alter the taste."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"I wanted to make something different. I LOVE cherries so when I came across this recipe I had to try it. I am SO glad I did this will be my go to recipe when I want something other than chocolate chip cookies. My husband who doesn't care much for cherries even loves them. Thank you for the AWESOME recipe! The cookie dough is irrisistable as well. Don't make the dough balls too big because they flatten out fairly well and will spread to take up your whole baking sheet! They are delicious though!!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"My family loves these. My husband who is very much a chocolate chip cookie guy, thinks that these are wonderful. Very, very good!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Can't stop baking them! Everyone at home and work love them! Definately a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

"verry good and moist but a little sweet"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.