Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies
I love cherries, and these scrumptious Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies are terrific. I start with my favorite Mrs. Field’s copycat chocolate chip cookie dough. Instead of regular chocolate chips I substitute REAL white chocolate chips, add candied cherries and slivered almonds. Yes, they are absolutely wonderful.
Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies are beautiful, elegant and festive enough for any holiday or Christmas tradition. I made them for our annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year and they were quite popular. I love using candied cherries in recipes during the Christmas holidays. I always have to find at least one recipe to bake that includes them. These cookies with their delicate almond flavoring and crunch were just about perfect.
For the ultimate flavor, make sure you pick up a package of real white chocolate chips, NOT vanilla chips or premiere white baking chips. Those chips have no cocoa in them and they are NOT white chocolate chips. My preference is slivered almonds but sliced almonds will also work. I have to admit, I love cherries–especially in cookies and cakes.
I have favorite cherry cookie recipes with coconut & pecans, one with coconut and white chocolate, one with just white chocolate, one buried in a snowball, one with fresh cherries, one Black Forest style, another as a bar with sliced almonds, and one like truffles. Yes, hand me something with cherries and I gobble it up in no time. If you’re a cherry lover, you’ll love these cookies. If you have an important party coming up during the holiday season or want a delicious cookie to have around the house on Christmas afternoon, these cookies will do it. But don’t plan on having any leftovers. These cookies are so delicious you will find everyone downing two or three at a time. They will disappear almost immediately…. 🙂
Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies are awesome!
Every bite will have you salivating like Pavlov’s dogs!
These festive cookies are marvelous for holiday parties and Christmas Cookie Exchanges.
Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies make an elegant Christmas dessert.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, sea salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add slivered almonds, white chocolate chips (not vanilla chips) and diced candied cherries.
Stir ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll cookie dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 about 15 minutes or until done. (I was baking four cookie sheets at a time with 24 cookies per cookie sheet. My cookies took 20-24 minutes. I rotated the pans every eight minutes).
Don’t expect to take a tray to your office and come home with any leftovers!
These cookies rock! Everyone will want one. 🙂
Every bite is filled with cherries, white chocolate chips and almonds. Ummmmm, so delicious.
These make wonderful treats for Christmas day, Valentine’s day and New Year’s day.
Here’s the recipe.
CHERRY ALMOND WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
(My own concoction)
Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies are a cherry lover’s delight!
These cookies are sure to cure any sweet tooth craving you have!
I loved the way these cookies turned out.
Cherry Almond White Chocolate Cookies should be on the top of your Christmas baking list!