This recipe was the start of my passion for baking. I can’t even remember the first time my mom made these, but every year for Christmas she always did. Everyone loved them in my family so much, that they didn’t even get out on the dessert table for Christmas! I always helped her bake these and soon after, got a huge stomach ache from eating too many (oops)! The funny thing is, candied cherries eaten plain are pretty gross, but I promise you they taste extraordinary in the chocolate chip cookie. Don’t forget the fact that it’s red and perfect for Christmas! This is probably my classic Christmas cookie recipe that is beyond easy and quick. I can’t even imagine a Christmas without them. They are the classic chocolate chip cookie with a Christmas touch that is most definitely, undeniably, delectable!
- PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
- COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and candied cherries. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.