Hi there and Happy Sunday! Today you get a variable recipe instead of one because sometimes in families there are food allergies and to keep everyone happy you’ve got to get creative.
Also, sometimes a new ingredient can take an old favorite into a new direction. Consider the well-loved chocolate chip cookie. Well they are fantastic for people who can have chocolate…unfortunately my husband can’t have chocolate anymore without the feeling of a knife in his gut.
Enter a new idea…why not combine a new flavour – dried cherries with their tasty tart edge with something sweet and lovely in the form of butterscotch chips. And to satisfy the chocolate lovers in the family, why not take the cherry batter recipe and add white and dark chocolate chips to it?
Necessity is the mother of invention…and so is having a great cookie for everyone to enjoy… I hope that you have fun making this cherry cookie in whatever form it ends up taking.
Ingredients for the basic batter:
1 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup diced dried cherries
- #1 – If you are making the butterscotchies, you’ll need 1 cup of butterscotch chips. I used Hershey’s
- #2 – If you are making white chocolate chips and cherries, you’ll need 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- #3 – If you want to go to chocolate town, add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup or more of dark chocolate chips
- If you like nuts and don’t have kids with allergies, I think these would taste awesome with about a half cup of diced pecans. I just didn’t have any on-hand today.
Heat oven to 350 f. and prepare your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or foil (this way you can lift the cookies right off to cool and then put a fresh piece of parchment down for the next batch). I also hate washing dishes.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and egg together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three stages. When mixed well (but not over-mixed), stir in the diced cherries. Now choose a type of cookie from above and stir in the kind of chips you like.
Spoon walnut-sized pieces of dough onto the baking pan leaving about 1.5 inches between dough balls. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.
If you enjoy this recipe and figure out a way to change it up, let me know.
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