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a close up shot of Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on top of each other with cherries on the side

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy. With the perfect combination of tangy cherries and sweet chocolate, you’ll adore these yummy cookies.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48


  • 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter, softened
  • cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
  • 2 to 3 drops pink food color
  • 1 cup drained, chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Using a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set it aside.
  • Using either a stand mixer, or a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened butter for 1 minute, until smooth.
  • Add the sugars, and continue to mix for 1 to 1½ minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, almond flavor and cherry juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Lower the mixer speed to medium and add the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Add the pink food coloring, and mix just until the color is even.
  • Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Space the dough 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are just golden.
  • Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 3 to 4 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.


  • The baking soda will give you a fluffier and chewier texture to your cookies.
  • Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature and not melted.
  • Before chopping the cherries, make sure to drain them well. Once drained, lay them on a paper towel to allow any excess moisture to be soaked up.