Oh boy…these are my favorite cookies ever! I first came up with this recipe 5 years ago and it has been my favorite ever since. They’re chewy, the almond extract brings out the cherry flavor and they don’t take long to come together. These are a perfect dessert for your upcoming Christmas festivities and are super cute on a Valentine’s Day table as well. I hope you enjoy! They’re so easy you could totally involve your kiddos as well!
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Chunkies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 11-13 minutes
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla extract & almond extract and beat until just combined. Set aside.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add milk to the butter mixture and then add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Batter should be stiff.
In another bowl, combine nuts, cherries, and white chocolate. Then add to batter, stirring only to blend.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on wire rack.