Pecan Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies



I’ve recently been on a cookie baking binge. So far I’ve whipped up chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip, and butterscotch ones too. I don’t know what’s up next, I’m debating on rocky road and a twist on the old snickerdoodles. I also constantly find myself gazing at tastespotting everyday, in bed before I sleep and as soon as I wake up. Honestly, I can’t help myself. I find inspiration from the pictures and become excited at the thought of making...well anything really!

Today on my cookie baking binge, I’ve conjured up pecan cherry chocolate chip cookies. I wanted some crunch with my chocolate and the dried cherries to bring it all together. I got excited at the thought of mixing them altogether wondering how the flavors would mingle with my taste buds. Thankfully just a short 12 minutes later I was able to devour one, crisp and chewy, sweet, tangy, crunchy morsel it was like heaven in a cookie.


a reason to fill up that empty cookie jar of yours


Pecan Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
44 cookies or so

3/4 stick of butter (softened)
1 1/4 C flour
1 C brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 large egg
2 T vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/4 (heaping) chopped pecans
1 bar ghirardelli dark chocolate (chopped up)
1/4 C dried cherries

Pre-heat oven to 325 F.
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and set aside.
Cream butter with both sugars. Add egg and combine thoroughly. Pour in vanilla and combine again.
Add in flour in stages and mix through.
Fold in pecans, chocolate and cherries.
 Drop a tablespoon of cookie dough and keep them a few inches apart as they will expand while baking. Pop them into the oven for 12 minutes. Wait a couple minutes and place on the cooling rack for another 5-10 minutes.

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