Chewy White Chocolate Cherry Cookies are tart and sweet and easy to make. They're sure to become a favorite!Jump to Recipe
Chewy White Chocolate Cherry Cookies are tart and sweet and easy to make. They're sure to become a favorite!
Take regular chocolate chip cookies to the next level by using white chocolate and adding sweet-tart dried cherries. They're so good, and I know you'll love them!
This is a pretty standard cookie dough - you might not have white chocolate or dried cherries right on hand, but I promise these are worth a trip to the store!
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- brown sugar
- white sugar
- almond extract
- white chocolate chips
- dried cherries
PRO TIP: under bake your cookies by just a bit - they'll continue to bake as they sit on the baking sheet, and you'll end up with a perfect cookie that's soft in the middle with crisp edges.
Tips for the best cookies possible
- This recipe has a large amount of dough, and therefore it’s easiest to make it in a stand mixer. You could use a hand mixer, but it will be difficult. If you decide to go that route, use a very large bowl
- Fully mix your butter and sugar together - beating the butter and sugar together creates air pockets in the batter that add lift and give the cookies a lighter texture. It is possible to overmix though, so start checking after a few minutes, and stop once the butter is pale yellow and fluffy.
- Once the flour is added, mix only until just combined. Over-mixing the dough can cause the cookies to be tough.
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What's the best way to store leftover cookies?
Store any leftovers in an air tight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Do the cookies need brown sugar?
Nope! You can use all white sugar, but they dough will be paler, and the cookies wont be quite as chewy.
What if I don't like/don't have white chocolate?
Cherries go well with any type of chocolate in my opinion, so use what you have, or what you like best! They'll still be absolutely delicious!
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White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- 1 cup of unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups dried cherries chopped
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and mix to combine.
- Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, and mix on low until flour is just incorporated.
- Add the white chocolate chips and the chopped dried cherries, and mix on low just until they are mixed in.
- Chill the dough for 2 hours or up to overnight in the fridge.
- Once chilled, using a 2 tablespoon scoop, scoop out balls of dough and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- Preheat the oven to 350, and bake for 10-12 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie, 12-13 minutes for a crispier cookie.
- Let them rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.