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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rich, fudgy cookies are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch, because we eat them all in one night! —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate and cherries.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake until firm, 12-14 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 159 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Tina
    Feb 3, 2019

    My recipe is not showing cherries, how much do we add?

  • Cookie Crumble
    Feb 1, 2018

    I wonder if anyone has used maraschino cherries.

  • shortbreadlover
    Jul 15, 2017

    love dried cherries and this recipe makes good use of them. plus the combo of cherries and choclate is great.

  • laura1008
    Dec 19, 2011

    I make these cookies every year by demand they are my husbands FAVORITE!!