I love to make cookies. I know I've talked about my mom always having freshly baked cookies in our house a million times, but it's true, she did. As much as I love to bake cookies, I don't always want them in my house, especially now that I'm pregnant. So what do I do when I want to bake, but not eat the whole jar of cookies? Give them away! So that's what I did. I set to work baking cookies for Josh's staff.
These cookies are such a flavor combo. Between the sweetness of the vanilla and chocolate chips and the tartness of the dried cherries, its a match made in heaven. Apparently, Josh's staff thought so too, because my dear hubby came home from work that evening with a thank you card signed by everyone thanking me for the cookies. I even got a request for a batch of peanut butter cookies next time. So I guess I've got some homework now, finding a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe that I have yet to make.
Cherry Vanilla White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
1 TB vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups dried cherries
2 cups white chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the dried cherries and white chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool for about 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!