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5 from 1 vote


Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and packed with cherry flavor, bits of maraschino cherries and chocolate chips! A fun and flavorful twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies!


  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 3 oz package of dry instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cherry extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4-5 drops red food coloring optional
  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries drained, patted dry with paper towels and quartered
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips about 2 cups


  • Cream butter and sugar well.
  • Add dry pudding mix, eggs, vanilla and cherry extract and mix well.
  • Then add the salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix until well combined.
  • If you want your cookies to have a pinkish tint, add the red food coloring at this point and mix well.
  • Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips until fully combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out dough onto a prepared cookie sheet (or a silicone baking mat). Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes or until very lightly golden brown on top.