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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.
4.8 from 4 votes


  • 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


  • 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, let them bake until the cookie looks like it’s 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.