Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup dried cherries

  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1-1/2 cups flour

  5. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature

  6. 1/2 cup granulated white sugar

  7. 1/2 cup light brown sugar, (packed)

  8. 1 egg

  9. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  10. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  11. 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

  12. 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  13. 1/2 cup coarsely-chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat liners. Place dried cherries in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit 30 minutes to plump up. Drain well, pat dry, and coarsely chop. Whisk together salt , baking soda , and flour in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg, vanilla , and almond extract. Add flour mixture to butter mixture half at a time and mix until combined. Fold in cherries , white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts . Refrigerate cookie dough 30 to 45 minutes to firm up. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, placing cookies about 1-1/2 to 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 14 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to racks to cool completely. Store in a covered container. Yield: about 36 cookies Recipe Source: Marcy Goldman , a Montreal-based food writer and professional bakery and pastry chef Reprinted with permission. Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to, Inc.


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