How to Make Chewy Cherry Cookies

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Chewy Cherry Cookies are an easy cookie recipe to make, add them to the list of cookies you just have to try. Add a sugar glaze or drizzle with melted chocolate. Yummy.

things you'll need:

    electric mixer
    baking sheet
    cooling rack

            2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
            1 teaspoon baking powder
            1 teaspoon baking soda
            1-1/2 cups sugar
            1 cup butter (2 sticks)
            1 large egg
            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            1/2 cup finely chopped dried cherries
            Pre heat oven to 375

            Combine all-purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder in a small bowl and mix well.

            Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with the electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

            Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the mixture of butter and sugar, beating after each addition. Stir in cherries. Now cover the bowl and chill until dough is firm. Maybe about 10 or 15 minutes.
            Shape the chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Put the balls on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Don't over bake they will be dry.

            Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooling rack until cool.

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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   Chocolate Cherry Cookies are one of my favorites. No eggs, so they hold well for the ones I have to ship to the west coast for my son.

things you'll need:

    baking sheet
    electric mixer
    large and small bowl
    cooking spray
    wire cooling rack

            1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
            1/3 cup white granulated sugar
            4 tablespoons butter, softened
            1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            1 cup all-purpose flour
            1/3 cup cocoa powder
            1/4 teaspoon salt
            1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
            1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
            Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
            Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
            Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at high-speed until creamy.

            Sift flour, cocoa and salt together in a small bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in milk chocolate chips and chopped cherries.
          Shape rounded tablespoons into balls. Arrange 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will be a little puffy and soft to the touch. Let cool for 1 minute: and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

How to Make Butterscotch Cookies

Butterscotch Cookies

  When my Grand-kids visit they always check out what's in the cookie jar. Drop butterscotch cookies are always one of their favorites. Funny but they seem to like these cookies with a bottle of YooHoo.

            2 cups all-purpose flour, siftedYoohooCredit: Googgle images
            2 teaspoons baking powder
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            2 large eggs
            3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
            2/3 cups vegetable oil
            2 teaspoons vanilla extract

            Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl and mix well.
            Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until blended. Add the brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
            Stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until well blended. Cover and chill for about 30 minutes or longer. (Can also freeze in small batches. After you chill dough and want to freeze some of it, drop spoonfuls on to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Set in freezer til firm, then put the balls of dough in freezer bags. When ready to bake, take from freezer, thaw, and bake.

            Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
            Drop the butterscotch cookie dough by rounded teaspoonful 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
            Bake butterscotch cookies until lightly brown, about 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for about 2 or 3 minutes. Remove and store.