Chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries

@lilybug (21148)
United States
March 22, 2009 6:53pm CST
My cousins wife made some cookies for the party yesterday. They were chocolate chip with dried cherries in them. I did not try one, but it sounded interesting. They went pretty fast, but with a bunch of kids running around that is to be expected. I would not have thought to put those together. Do you ever see a cookie combination that you never would have though of, but it turned out to be really good?
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I have tried them before my husbands friend actually made them I was sceptical at first but they were good. I am not a baker I would sample otheres discoveries though.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Nothing wrong with letting others do the cooking and enjoying the end result.
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• United States
24 Mar 09
Yeah I like it that way. I just get disscouraged when I cook or bake because I get nervouse that I am going to burn it over bake under bake. Where as others have more experince in that area and specialties that make it taste much better.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Not off hand but they do sound good! I love chocolate covered cherries so that would be right up my alley!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
That is what I was thinking when I was told what was in them. Chocolate covered cherries.
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@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I have never heard of that combination before! It does sound like it would be pretty good though, and a nice change from the typical kinds. Maybe I will have to try something like that at some point. I guess I've never really seen a really odd cookie combination. I tend to stick mostly with the basics. This discussion does kind of make me want to experiment, though!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Experiment away and let up know what you come up with.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
22 Mar 09
I've seen almonds and cherries but not chocolate and cheries. Maybe because I didn't notice them though because I'm not keen on chocolate cookies.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I am not that big on chocolate period.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I tried this cookie once from Mrs. Fields. It had white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. It was really good. I think I'll have to try this one with the dried cherries, that sounds excellent! Speaking of cookie... I have a question for you. Do you have a good recipe for a gooey caramel cookie? My hubby's co worker wants me to make some sort of caramel cookie.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Chocolate Caramel Cookies 2 cups flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup caramel bits or chopped up caramel squares 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Set oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in caramel bits and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Mar 09
UMMM, yum!
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hmm... that sounds good... only I think I'll try it without the chocolate chips... just caramel. Thanks!
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
23 Mar 09
That sounds pretty good. Haven't heard of any odd cookie combinations but a parent sent chocolate covered orange slices to a school party Friday. I didn't try them and neither did the kids! I noticed someone was brave enough because there was few missing at the end of the day but they didn't even sound good to me.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I like the chocolate orange flavor combination, but I am not sure about actual orange slices.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Apr 09
BTW- I did make these... not really that good! What I need is some dried marschino cherries... the regular cherries are too tart. And I need to make the whole cookie chocolate, which I didn't do. I also tried that caramel cookie you suggested. It wasn't bad at all, but the caramel made the whole cookie stick to the pan and they all ended up tearing to shreds.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
29 Mar 09
No never. However, that sounds like an interesting combination. I would never have thought of mixing a fruit in the batter. Do you have the recipe? I would sure love to try it. Especially since you said that they went pretty fast. They must have been really good.
@AmbiePam (49887)
• United States
29 Mar 09
That sounds so good! It's a good thing no one I know makes those type of cookies, because I would be way too tempted to eat them. Yes, I've heard some off combinations when it comes to cookies. Coconut, orange slices (the candy), and almonds come to mind. I can see the coconut and almonds, but where do the orange slices come in? My dad likes orange slice cookies, but no way would he eat it with the other ingredients.
• United States
29 Mar 09
I can't think of any cookie combination that I thought was strange. I would not have tried the chocolate chip cookies with cherries because I don't like cherries that much. The only cherries that I will eat are fresh cherries, and even those i do not eat too often. I actually don't really like any fruit bakes except for peaches. I absolutely love peach pie. I am also quite fond of pineapple upside down cake.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Not for me. It sounds too much like fruit cake for my liking. I'd have passed I think. Kids will eat anything.