Thursday, July 21, 2011

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies


Hey, guys! I’m Liz and I blog over at Blog is the New Black. Not only am I a huge fan of Chelsea’s blog, but I’ve also been friends with her for nearly 10 years!  I’ve been lucky enough to sample many of Chelsea’s creations, and I promise that they taste just as delicious as they look.  I was flattered and honored when Chels asked me to write a guest post while she’s away on vacation with Mr. Sprinkles!
If you’re familiar with my blog, you already know that I have quite the sweet tooth.  It’s no surprise that I decided to share a dessert recipe, specifically, cookies!  Cookies are a great snack or dessert, not only because they are delicious, but also because they are portion-controlled…  if you have willpower, of course.  I decided to share a cookie recipe you don’t see everyday: White Chocolate Cherry Cookies! 
I happen to love cherries.  I prefer them fresh, but I enjoy them dried, as well.   They are a great addition to any dish, adding a nice pop of flavor.  When I first came across this recipe, I knew I had to make them!  Sadly, it took me months to get around to it.  Better late than never, because these cookies are pure bliss!  Light and airy, these cookies boast a cake-like texture, with the white chocolate lends the cookies a slight vanilla flavor, which pairs perfectly with the slightly sweet, slight tart cherries.  These cookies are a refreshing change from the classic chocolate chip cookie.  Unique and delicious, these cookies will hit the spot!  


In the bowl of an electric mixer combine your butter and sugar:


Cream together your ingredients over medium/high speed until light and fluffy:


 Add your eggs, one at a time:


 Mix until combined:


Then add your vanilla extract:


Then your cream:


Add sifted flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until dough comes together: 


Then add your cherries:


And the white chocolate chips.  Fold them into your batter and refrigerate your dough overnight:


 Once the dough has chilled, use a cookie scoop to form dough balls. 

 Drop balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper:  


Bake your cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are cooked through.
Once done, remove from oven.  Let cool. and… voila!


White Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is
Yields about 2 dozen 
Prep Time: 30 minutes plus overnight refrigeration
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes
Print this recipe!
Ingredients
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup white chocolate chips
Directions
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time.  Mix until combined.  Add vanilla and heavy cream.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix until dough comes together. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.
Refrigerate overnight. Once the dough has chilled, use a cookie scoop to form dough balls.  Drop balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are done.
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6 comments:

  1. Great recipe Liz!!! love how you referred to P as "Mr. Sprinkles" hahah the cookies look delicious!

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  2. I love this! Does the sea salt act any differently than regular salt?

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  3. White chocolate, cherries, cookies... SOLD. Sounds heavenly!

    Ps... Mr. Sprinkles!! LOVE IT!!!

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  4. Yum! The cake texture would have me hooked. Dangerous!

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  5. I'm always eager to try out new recipes and taste new things and this one looks so delicious that I can't resist...Thank you for the recipe!

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  6. I love and want this so bad. I will bake some of this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this mouth watering recipe.

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