Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The flavor combination of cherry and Amaretto are a classic pairing. I just had to try these Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are buttery, sweet and delicious!

The flavors of cherry and Amaretto are some of my all time favorites, so I knew I had to make these.

Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note: The chopped cherries can be soaked in a splash of Amaretto before adding to the cookies, if desired.

Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

The flavor combination of cherry and Amaretto are a classic pairing. I just had to try these Cherry Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are buttery, sweet and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 42 cookies, about 3 1/2 dozen
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • Small Cookie Scoop (1 Tbsp.)
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper Sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries Chop into halves or small pieces, whichever you prefer. Optional: soak cherries in a splash of Amaretto before adding to cookies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350-F degrees.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the softened butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, Amaretto, almond extract, and maraschino cherry juice. Mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, spoon onto parchment lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with a few chopped cherry pieces. (I opted for halves)
  • Bake for 8-10 until just barely done. Remove from oven to cool on baking sheet briefly before transferring to a baking rack to cool. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Store in a covered Tupperware at room temperature.

Notes

The chopped cherries can be soaked in a splash of Amaretto before adding to the cookies, if desired.
Recipe from Famished Fish, Finicky Shark, blog since removed.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 111IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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