Almost Cherry Garcia Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Plump the dried cherries by soaking them in boiling water to cover for a couple of minutes.
  4. Drain well and toss with cherry brandy.
  5. Let the cherries sit in the brandy for a couple of hours, or even overnight for the best flavor, then drain before using.
  6. Cream the butter with both sugars.
  7. Blend in the egg, vanilla and almond extracts.
  8. Fold in the salt, baking soda and flour.
  9. Fold in the cherries, white and dark chocolate and, if using, the macadamia nuts.
  10. Batter should be soft.
  11. Drop in generous tablespoons onto the baking sheets, leaving space between dollops of batter.
  12. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, 12-14 minutes.
  13. Cool on racks.


Most Helpful

Made these for DH as he loves cherries, chocolate and macadamia nuts. They were excellent, soft and chewy, I drizzled white chocolate over some of them. Thanks for posting.

Nic December 19, 2004

These are great!!! I took them to work and they ALL disappeared.

Zewbiedoo May 18, 2004

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