Almost Cherry Garcia Cookies

Recipe by Dancer
READY IN: 29mins
YIELD: 30 cookies




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