Saturday, November 28, 2015

#Cookielicious Tipsy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

I love Christmas cookies.  Making them is one of my first memories of cooking with my mom.  She baked several kinds of cookies and we always got to get in the way help.  We made cut out sugar cookies, Russian teacakes, peanut butter balls, chocolate chip cookies and usually some cookie that mom had seen in a magazine that she just had to try.

I host an annual Cookie Exchange each year and like my mom, I have several cookies that I do each year and I am always on the look out for a new cookie to try.  This year I found these delightful cookies and they are so delicious.  Full of cherries and chewy chocolaty goodness!



To get started, you have to make the Tipsy Cherries:

First, drain a small jar of maraschino cherries.  Replace the juice with cherry vodka.  Reseal and store in the refrig for a minimum of a week, but up to two months is fine too.  ;)

When the cherries have soaked long enough, drain the vodka off the cherries and pat dry.  Chop into fourths.  Set aside.
Combine the following:

1/2 c cocoa
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c oats
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 chocolate chips 

Combine the following:
3/4 c oil (not olive oil) 
2 eggs
1 T milk

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.  Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients with a mixer until combined.  Fold in chopped cherries.  Scoop 1 T batter onto cookie sheets.  Bake 14 minutes.  Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove from cookie sheet and cool thoroughly.  Cookies will be light brown and chewy.

These cookies are so good with a glass of cold milk.  Santa would be very happy if these were left out for him!

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7 comments:

  1. What a terrific holiday cookie! Adding maraschino cherries sure make these festive (and delicious!).

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  2. I love the idea of making tipsy cherries! What a fun cookie!

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  3. Love that you added boozy cherries! What a fun cookie!

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  4. Cherry and Chocolate combine in a beautiful cookie? Oh yes! These are perfect!

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  5. Boozy cherries....what more could a cookie want??

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  6. Chocolate and cherries are always a good cookie combination!

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  7. You've really hit a gold mine here with those boozy marachino cherries! They'd make a great gift, too.

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