Cherry Garcia Cookies {Cherry Chocolate Chip}

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re like me you grew up eating maraschino cherries in shirley temples or in cherry garcia ice cream. But, they also make a great cookie! These cherry chocolate chip cookies also known as cherry garcia cookies are the perfect treat.

Maraschino cherries pair with sweet chocolate chips to make a delicious cookies you’ll want to gobble down with a nice glass of milk. Or pair with vanilla ice cream for your very own cherry garcia sundae!

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Cherry Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

I like to use dark chocolate chips when I make these cookies but you can also use semi-sweet morsels, white chocolate chips, or try a mix of the 3!

cherry garcia cookie ingredients

How to Make this recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 – Chop 1/2 cup of maraschino cherries and set aside for later.

chopped maraschino cherries

2 – In a small bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt.

3 – In a large bowl or stand mixer beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.

4 – Next, add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides so everything gets incorporated.

5 – Add the dry ingredients mixture in parts blending until everything is mixed. (Don’t over beat your mixture!)

6 – Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips (you don’t want to use use a mixer or you’ll shred the cherries!)

I like to use a wooden spoon or a large spatula for folding things in.

7 – Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour! If you skip this step your cookies will spread more making them thinner and crisper. (Cover with plastic wrap to keep everything moist)

8 – Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

cherry chocolate chip cookie dough in scoop

Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon drop the dough in rounded mounds at least 1″ apart. (Keep the dough refrigerated between batches)

9 – Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet while they set. Then, remove to a cooling rack until completely cool.

cherry garcia cookies on cooling rack

Serve with ice cream or a cool glass of milk. Store leftovers in an air tight container.

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Yield: 30 cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

cherry chip cookies

Delicious Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies also known as Cherry Garcia cookies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Chop 1/2 cup of maraschino cherries and set aside for later.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  4. Add in the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients in parts and mix until everything is combined.
  6. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. (cover with plastic wrap)
  8. Use a cookie scoop or teaspoon to drop rounded mounds onto a cookie sheet at least one inch apart. (Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.)
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 until the edges are brown. Allow to cool partially on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  10. Serve with ice cream or a cool glass of milk!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is a rough estimate. Will vary based on exact products and quantities used.

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Maraschino Cherry Cookies

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