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Paula Deen's White Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

Come Party With Me: Holiday Happy Hour — Dessert

Never underestimate the power of the Christmas cookie! They're the perfect dessert around the holidays because they can be made in advance and are easy to enjoy without a plate and silverware. When hosting a holiday happy hour, offer homemade white chocolate cherry cookies and ask guests to bring chocolate truffles. Or if you have time, whip up a batch of your own. To get the choco-cherry chunk cookie recipe, please


White Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

Paula Deen's White Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies 2009-12-14 13:49:53


  1. 1 stick butter, softened
  2. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 tablespoons milk
  10. 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  11. 1/2 cup candied cherries
  12. 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until just combined. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add milk to the butter mixture and then add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Batter should be stiff.
  4. In another bowl, combine nuts, cherries, and white chocolate. Then add to batter, stirring only to blend. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
do you think these would be good with dried cherries and special dark chocolate chips rather than the white and candied cherries?
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 7 years
I'd swap dried cranberries for the cherries. (or Trader Joe's orange flavored cranberries, even better)
Food Food 7 years
That looks delicious! I bet they would be great with dried cherries, too...
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 7 years
Sounds great. I'm definitely going to try them. Does anyone else think these might be better with dried cherries rather than candied cherries?
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