It’s always so much fun to make these white chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries because it’s so easy to change out the flavor just by adding a few optional ingredients. We love to experiment with coconut, walnuts, and oats. On the flip side, if you opt for none of the optional ingredients the cookies are still amazingly delicious.
Time and time again these dried cherry cookies have come out of the oven soft and chewy and they’re always still soft and delicious the next day (if there’s any left!) They’re a great alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie and everyone in the family just loves them!
– 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon Relative Foods salt
– 1 stick unsalted butter, softened and cooled
– 1/2 cup Relative Foods organic cane sugar
– 1/2 cup packed Relative Foods organic brown sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup white chocolate chips
– 3/4 cup Relative Foods dried cherries
– 1/2 cup macadamia nuts or almonds, coarsely chopped
– 1/4 cup shredded coconut
– Preheat the oven to 375°
– In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt
– In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and both sugars for about 2 minutes, or until fluffy
– Beat the egg and vanilla into the butter mixture
– Reduce the mixer to a low speed and beat in the dry ingredients until just mixed, then slowly add in the white chocolate, dried cherries, and any optional ingredients
– Form the dough into 1-1/2” balls and arrange them approximately 2” apart on a baking sheet
– Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned; rotating the baking sheet halfway through
– Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely
If you make these white chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries, be sure take a photo and tag us on social media – we love to see what you’re up to in the kitchen!
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