I live in cherry country, northern Michigan, and we like everything with cherries. Add chocolate; what could be better?

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat eggs into butter mixture one at a time; add vanilla extract and almond extract and mix until smooth.

  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Stir 1/3 the flour mixture into butter mixture. Repeat with remaining flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Fold cherries, chocolate chips, and chocolate chunks into dough. Drop cookie dough by the spoonful 2-inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 28.6g 9% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 30.7mg 10% DV; sodium 164.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2018
I added More cherries! Next time I might do less dark chocolate chips Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2014
These cookies flatten out way too much and am wondering about the three sticks of butter--perhaps it should just be 1 cup? This last time I added about 1/4 c more flour and stuck the sheets in the freezer before baking but to no avail. I even stuck them all back in the oven to hopefully crispen them up but that didn't work either. That being said these taste so wonderful even though they were wimpy I ended up just folding them in half so they weren't so messy. Taste gets at least 5 stars because they are delicious but there is something wrong that they just totally flatten out but yet don't get crispy at all... Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2014
These cookies flatten out way too much and am wondering about the three sticks of butter--perhaps it should just be 1 cup? This last time I added about 1/4 c more flour and stuck the sheets in the freezer before baking but to no avail. I even stuck them all back in the oven to hopefully crispen them up but that didn't work either. That being said these taste so wonderful even though they were wimpy I ended up just folding them in half so they weren't so messy. Taste gets at least 5 stars because they are delicious but there is something wrong that they just totally flatten out but yet don't get crispy at all... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2018
I added More cherries! Next time I might do less dark chocolate chips Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2014
These cookies are for the serious chocoholic which I confess I am one. I love dark chocolate and these are perfect especially with the addition of cherries. These are little morsels of chocolate love. My warped sense of humor always kicks in when I read chocolate cookies are to be baked until golden. I must be missing something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2018
These cookies turned out perfect! I used a large cookie scoop and cooked them at 325 for 19 minutes. Could not have asked for a better cookie. Read More