These chewy white chocolate and tart cherry cookies don’t require a special occasion to bake.  Just because, is a good reason.

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

These white chocolate and tart cherry cookies are chewy in the middle and have a little sweet and a little tart in each bite.

The edges have a slight crunch that’s so good when biting into them because along with a crunch comes the chewy middle.

The white chocolate in these cookies is a pretty contrast to the deep red color of the dried cherries.

Where to Find Dried Cherries

Dried cherries can be hard to find in a grocery store because they may not be located on the aisle with the baking ingredients.

I generally find them in same section as where the raisins are.

Or, if the grocery store has bulk-type bins with nuts, grains and the like, they may also have dried cherries there.

These cookies are adapted from the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe only instead of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or morsels (small chucks of white chocolate would work good too), and dried cherries are added.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookie ingredients

Flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, butter, eggs, white chocolate chips, and dried cherries

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Add flour to bowl

In a medium size bowl, add flour…

Add baking soda to bowl

baking soda,

Add salt in bowl

and salt.

Stir dry ingredients in bowl

Stir the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Add sticks of butter in bowl

In a large mixing bowl add softened butter,

Add sugar in bowl

sugar,

Add brown sugar to bowl

brown sugar,

Add vanilla extract to bowl

vanilla extract,

Beat butter and sugar in bowl

and beat until creamy.

Raw eggs in bowl next to shells

Then,

Add eggs to mixing bowl

mix in the eggs.

Add flour to mixing bowl

Add flour to cookie batter in bowl

On low speed (so the flour doesn’t come fly out of the bowl), gradually add the flour mixture in with the cookie dough mixture.

Mix well.

Add white chocolate chips to bowl

Next,

Add white chocolate chips to bowl

to the mixing bowl, add the white morsels…

Add dried cherries to bowl

and…

Dried cherries in mixing bowl

…dried cherries.

Stir cookie dough in bowl

Using a large sturdy spoon or spatula,

Stir cookie dough in bowl

stir all ingredients together.

Cookie dough balls on sheet pan

On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop the cookie dough by about 2 rounded teaspoons.

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

For a chewy cookie, bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) until the cookies look like they’re not quite done in the middle (about 7 to 7-1/2 minutes depending on your oven and size of the cookie).

Remove from the oven and carefully transfer the cookies from the baking sheet with a spatula on to a wire rack and let cool a few minutes until the cookies are set.

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

As the cookie sits on the rack there should be just enough heat left for the middle to firm up but still be chewy.

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

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Tart Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

Chewy White Chocolate and Tart Cherry Cookies

These chewy white chocolate and tart cherry cookies don't require a special occasion to bake.  Just because is a good reason.
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips or chunks equals about 2 cups of white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir the dry ingredients together and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and beat until creamy. Mix in the eggs.
  • On a low speed (so the flour doesn’t come out of the bowl), gradually add the flour mixture in with the cookie dough mixture. Mix well. 
  • To the mixing bowl, add white morsels, and dried cherries.  With a large sturdy spoon or spatula, stir together all ingredients.
  • On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop the cookie dough by about 2 rounded teaspoons. Bake in the preheated oven. 
  • For a chewy cookie, bake in a preheated oven (at 375 degrees F.) until the cookies look like they're not quite done in the middle (about 7 to 7-1/2 minutes depending on your oven and size of the cookie). 
  • Remove from the oven and carefully transfer the cookies from the baking sheet with a spatula on to a wire rack and let cool a few minutes until the cookies are set. 
  • As the cookie sits on the rack there should be just enough heat left for the middle to firm up but still be chewy.
  • Recipe adapted from Nestles Tollhouse Cookies.

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