If you’re looking for a delicious classic chocolate chip cookie recipe with an exciting twist, this delicious recipe is where you should stop looking. In our house, chocolate chip cookies are a favorite. My kids love them because Grandpa Bill loved them so we make them and remember him with a smile. My kids also love cherries and we thought chocolate chip cherry cookies sounded like they could turn out to be pretty amazing. We weren’t wrong!
Not only do these come out with great flavor and texture, but they are also really easy to make and require no strange or hard-to-find ingredients. The prep time is minimal and they’re easy and super satisfying!
How to Make Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start with a large bowl and a hand mixer and cream together your butter and sugar. Use room temperature butter to make mixing easier. Then add your room temperature eggs, one at a time. Add in your vanilla and that’s it for your wet ingredients! You could also experiment with almond extract for even more flavor!
In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda and whisk them together. Next, you’ll add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on a slow speed until just combined. Then slowly mix in your chocolate chips and cherries. We used dried cherries but you could probably use fresh cherries. There’s a possibility you’ll have to adjust the wet ingredients to even out the consistency because of the amount of liquid the fresh cherries may add. That might be something you have to do a little trial and error for, but I bet it would add a really nice fresh cherry flavor.
Once your mixture is complete, scoop 1 Tbsp size dough balls onto parchment paper 2 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheet. Bake them for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Eating these delicious cookies fresh out of the oven is the best part in my opinion, but you can let them cool on a wire rack before you put the extras away in an airtight container for later.
Make These Cookies Vegan
If you are vegan, plant-based, or just trying to make your treats a little healthier, you can definitely make these cookies vegan!
All you have to do is make these swaps:
- Use vegan butter instead of dairy butter
- Use flax meal instead of eggs: mix one Tbsp of ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water to equal one egg.
- Use vegan chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips
- If you want to take it a step further to make them even healthier, try these swaps:
- Use all-natural cane sugar, raw sugar, or 2/3 cup of date syrup instead of regular white sugar
- Use Coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
- Use oat flour or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour
However you decide to make these chocolate cherry cookies for the first time, I’m sure you’re going to love them! The flavor combination is perfect and the chewy texture of the dried cherries with the melty chocolate makes it challenging to save any leftovers for later! The full ingredient list and directions are below. I hope you enjoy these sweet treats as much as my family and I did!
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Sticks Butter (Softened)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs (room temp)
- 2 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/4 Cup AP Flour
- 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
- 1 TSP Salt
- 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries
- Preheat Oven to 350° F
- Cream butter and sugar together
- Add eggs (1 at a time)
- Add vanilla extract
- In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda (whisk together)
- Add dry ingredients to the wet; slow speed until just combined
- Add chocolate chips and cherries; slow speed until just combined
- Scoop 1 Tbsp size of dough; place on parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart
- Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown
- Allow to cool on the tray for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a graphic designer, website developer and aspiring author. In this space, I share about everything from parenting, working from home, food we cook, and lots of things for kids! Learn more about me here.