10oz.jar maraschino cherriesdrained, patted dry with paper towels and quartered
1bag semi-sweet chocolate chipsabout 2 cups
Preheat oven to 350°.
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 for 10-11 minutes - make sure not to overbake! Cool on baking sheet for about 5-10 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.