Karl Malin's Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Karl Malin's Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries

Put butter, shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Fold in chocolate and cherries. Divide dough into 30 pieces. Place rounded pieces on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350-degree oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until light brown. Let cool on wire racks.

Makes 30 4-inch cookies

Thanks to the Cherry Marketing Institute for this recipe.

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