Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cookies

by mjcarney

Like many things I do, Chocolate Covered Cherry Cordial Cookies were created out of necessity–ie having multiple boxes of cordials lying around after Christmas and not knowing what to do with them. So I did what I always do with leftover candy–chop it up and put it in cookies. They’re kind of perfect actually. It’s basically what would happen if Cherry Garcia and cookie dough had a baby. They’re chocolate-y, creamy and they kind of caramelize. It’s a great alternative to the typical chocolate chip cookie. SONY DSC

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 boxes of chocolate covered cherry cordials

Directions

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.

Chop cherry cordials. (It’s going to make a sticky mess, but that’s what you want.) Add them to the dough–be sure you scrape in all the yummy stickiness. Mix to combine. 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. All done!

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