I have made these two years in a row at the request of my family. When the Cherry Cordial M and M’s come out (like now!), grab a bunch! They are great alone – and in cookies. You can top these with a simple milk, vanilla, and sugar drizzle to mimic chocolate covered cherries, too!
Chocolate cherry chunk cookies: makes 2 dozen
- 1 C unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
- 3/4 C light brown sugar
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2.5 C flour
- 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa
- 1 t baking powder
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 cups add ins: cherry chocolate m and ms or dried cherries (I do both!)
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
Add dry ingredients, then chunks last.
Drop 1.5″ cookie balls on ungreased baking sheet and lightly flatten–cookies don’t spread much. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes, or until set. Cool on pans for a few minutes, the cool completely on racks.
I’ve already frozen these, so the photo will have to come later.