Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cherry Chocolate Cookies

I was searching for a good cookie recipe yesterday that didn't involve chocolate chips since I had none and I came across this one over at Cassie Craves. I always seems to go to her page first. Even though hers called for chocolate chips I decided to walk on the creative side and use what I did have on hand...cherry chip morsels.

I swapped out the vanilla pudding for chocolate, and the chocolate chips for cherry chips. We all thought these were pretty delicious and what you see in this picture is all that is left. I gave some to my aunt and uncle and we kept the rest to have something sweet in the house. 

Cherry Chocolate Cookies
~ Adapted from Cassie Craves

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
small package of chocolate pudding
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of cherry chip morsels


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the cherry chips.

3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

*Make sure you follow the step about leaving the cookies on the cookie sheet for an additional two minutes. They are very soft when they first come out and will fall apart if you try to take them off immediately.  Also, I suggest using the larger box of pudding like she did in her recipe. The smaller box is all that I had on hand and I felt the cookies could have had more of a chocolate kick to them.