I just love chocolate covered cherries and was craving them badly….so the next best thing was to create a recipe that would bring those flavors to me. This is an old fashion drop cookie which is soft and chewy and cake like in texture. But don’t be fooled by its smooth and silky feel, it’s packed with a wonderful flavor of chocolate and cherries.
Ingredients: yields 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies
- 1/4 cup shortening, softened
- 1/4 cups salted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and diced. (That’s about 3 cups whole)
- 6oz of chocolate chips
In a large bowl cream together the shortening, butter, sugar and egg. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together and stir into the wet ingredients until well blended. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 and prepare your cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Drop the cookie batter by tablespoonfuls on the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. (This is a wet cookie batter.) Bake 11-13 minutes until they are lightly browned and when touched lightly no finger imprint remains. Keep the batter refrigerated between uses.