Monday, January 28, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

After making Pineapple Upside Down Cake last week I had most of a jar of cherries to use.  So, I altered my recipe for Classic Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies and created the Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookie. 

The cherries really made the cookies sweet.  Like eating a chocolate covered cherry in a cookie.  Here is the recipe.

 Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup oil (any vegetable oil)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 maraschino cherries (rinsed, dried, and chopped in quarters)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl add the butter, oil, sugar, and brown sugar and cream with an electric mixer.  Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.  Add the flour, soda, salt, and oats in a separate mixing bowl and combine.  Then mix the dry into the wet ingredients.  Add the chocolate chips and cherries mix by hand until combined thoroughly.  Spoon out teaspoonfuls of dough on ungreased, insulated cookie sheets (can use parchment paper) and cook for 8-10 minutes.  Take the cookies out when tan instead of golden and transfer the parchment paper with the cookies on it right to the counter to cool.  The parchment paper really helps when you take the cookies out at the tan baking stage.  Then the hot cookie doesn't fall apart as it cools undisturbed on the parchment paper.  It holds it's shape really well.  Yield: around 24 cookies

My mug is by Johnson Brothers.  The pattern is Old Britain CastlesThe cookie jar is by McCoy Pottery.
I will link this to:

 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Old Time Party at The Old Time Farmhouse


Katarina said...

Cherry is one of my favorite flavors in cookies. Cherry and lemon.
Me Lika Thisa! :-D

xinex said...

Your cookies look so delicious, Sherry. Yum!...Christine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They look good Sherry!

Nanna said...

those sound like I need to go buy some cherries lol!they sound & look delisious!

Suzy said...

Oh. my. goodness. These look so yummy!

Unknown said...

Oh I have to send this recipe to my niece Jen as she loves to bake cookies..They look so yummy too!

Linda Jennings said...

Ooh!!! Your cookie looks delicious, just perfect to go with a nice cup of tea!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Sherry, chocolate and cherries is a great taste combination. :D Thanks for posting, and your little heart shaped doily is so makes for a sweet presentation!

Beth said...

Your cookies look good, and I like your mug too, Sherry.

Bernideen said...

Lovely photos and this looks like a wonderful cookie!

Unknown said...

Mmmmmmm, great combination! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Snap said...

I love cherry anything and add chocolate -- oh MY! This is a recipe I must try. Your pretty red transferware mug looks perfect with the cookies! Happy Tea Day!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Beautiful! The cookies, the cup and the photo! I love this moody shot!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your cookies sound wonderful. I must try that sometime. Pretty mug, and you know I adore red transferware! Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your day.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The cookies sound delicious, Sherry!

Old Time Cindy said...

These sound really good. Love the photos. Thanks for boot scootin' on over to join in at the Old Time Party!
Farmhouse hugs,