Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

When the call goes out there is a Cookie Party at Foodie Friends Friday you get in the kitchen and bake some cookies. Thank you Walking on Sunshine Recipies I am a little short on baking supplies right now - no chocolate chips - no nuts - no chocolate baking squares.  I went with what I had on hand unsweetened cocoa and maraschino cherries.  I picked a great combination of flavors.  

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon pure cherry extract
2 tablespoons cream
2 large eggs
1 cup maraschino cherries

Sift together in a small bowl flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and set to the side. Drain and chop maraschino cherries set aside.  In a mixing bowl add softened butter, sugars and both extracts and cream.  On medium speed beat until creamy.  Add one egg at a time mixing until incorporated.  Gradually add the dry mixture, beating well.   Add cherries by hand.  Drop by teaspoon on baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Until Next Time,

Foodie Friends Friday


  1. What a great looking cookies. Love cherry and chocolate!

  2. G'day! Can't go wrong with the combination of chocolate and cherry! YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  3. I'm thinking chocolate covered cherry cookies!

  4. Yum! those cookies sound fantastic! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. Chocolate cherry was a great combination!

    I'd like to invite you to join my monthly round up Pantry Party also. This month's theme is cookies and these look lovely. I'd love if you entered these cookies or another cookie to the round up!


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