Updated: Apr 27, 2020
1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup firm packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour - I use unbleached
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips - Sometimes I find them at Costco, Wholefoods, Wegmans or Giant
1 cup dried sour cherries - Costco in the fall, I stock up and freeze them
1 cup chopped walnuts
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
In a large bowl mix together all the dried ingredients.
Place a large bowl on the stand mixer and cream together the butter and sugars until light and creamy. Now add the vanilla and egg to the butter mixture.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until blended - do not over mix.
Remove bowl from stand mixer and with a wooden spoon fold in the cherries, chips, and walnuts.
Using a cookie scoop drop dough onto the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown - cooking time will vary from oven to oven and also depends on how much time your oven is on. When I am in cookie mode for the holidays I need to watch the cookies after 8 minutes due sometimes they are done early or will need to stay in up to 14 minutes.
Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.