Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies

“My grandmas and mom created this recipe with chocolate chips, cherries and spices, a combo of their favourite parts of different cookies. Then dad made ice cream to turn them into ice cream sandwiches. We’d eat these sandwiches in the summer heat, each bite cooling us as the ice cream melted down our arms.” —Wade Rouse, Fennville, Michigan.

Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies
Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies
Chocolate Chip-Cherry Chunk Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4dozen 30minutes 10minutes/batch + cooling
Servings Prep Time
4dozen 30minutes
Cook Time
10minutes/batch + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, gradually adding sugars, until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in egg, vanilla and maple flavoring.
  2. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into creamed mixture just until moistened (do not overbeat). Stir in semisweet chocolate and white baking chips, dried cherries and coconut.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 92 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fibre), 1g protein.