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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies


Do you have days where you have EVERY INTENTION of eating healthy and exercising? 
You know, you wake up in the morning and you tell yourself, today is the day! You tell yourself, I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast, have a salad for lunch, enjoy a reasonable dinner, and I'm going to be  satisfied! I'm going to work out and enjoy it!
However, somewhere along way, some cookies popped up on the counter and they somehow ended up in your mouth. You think, it was just one cookies, I can get right back on track! It's okay because I worked out today. I deserve it.
But then another cookie goes in your mouth and you get frustrated and tell yourself very sternly that you are NOT going to put another cookie into your belly. And for the next hour you don't.
But then the kid wants a treat and those darn cookies are calling to you like sirens waiting to be consumed because they love you and you love them! 
After that, you figure, you've blown it for the day, so you may as well have, like, ten cookies for dinner and some ice cream for dessert. 

Yeah, that was me. 


Sigh....

Diets are hard. It's a good thing I can start again tomorrow. And really mean it! 
Because these cookies are no longer in my house! They were mailed to California to a Facebook fan who correctly guessed the right main ingredients. 



Here's What You Need:
1 C Butter
3/4 C Sugar
3/4 C packed Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 package White Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 C Dried Cherries
1 C chopped Cashews (I used Hazelnuts)


Here's What You Do:

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.

Combine Butter, Sugars, Eggs and Vanilla in mixer for 3 minutes until combined and smooth.

Gradually add in Flour and Baking Soda and combine.
Hand stir in Cherries, White Chocolate Chips and Nuts.
Use a cookie scoop to measure out batter and bake for 10 minutes. Watch closely, do not burn them. 

Cool on a wire rack.

While I was feeding my face, I thought they needed some thing a little *SPECIAL*!


Then I made a Cherry Marshmallow filling! You know... because they needed just a few more calories added to them!

I took a LARGE handful of mini marshmallows and microwaved them for 10 seconds then added 6 to 8 chopped up Maraschino Cherries with a touch of juice and stirred them up.

They made for some AWESOME sandwiches! 


Oh Yum!!


White Chocolate, Cherry, Hazelnut Cookies

by Pint Sized Baker
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: Cherry hazelnuts White Chocolate Marshmallow cookie
Ingredients (3 dozen cookies)
    For the Cookies
    • 1 C Butter
    • 3/4 C Sugar
    • 3/4 C packed Brown Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 tsp Vanilla
    • 2 1/4 C flour
    • 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • 1 package White Chocolate Chips
    • 1 1/2 C Dried Cherries
    • 1 C chopped Cashews (I used Hazelnuts)
    For the Marshmallow Cream Centers
    • LARGE handful of mini marshmallows
    • 6 to 8 chopped up Maraschino Cherries
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
    Combine Butter, Sugars, Eggs and Vanilla in mixer for 3 minutes until combined and smooth.
    Gradually add in Flour and Baking Soda and combine.
    Hand stir in Cherries, White Chocolate Chips and Nuts.
    Use a cookie scoop to measure out batter and bake for 10 minutes. Watch closely, do not burn them.
    Cool on a wire rack.
    For the Filling
    Take a LARGE handful of mini marshmallows and microwave them for 10 seconds then add 6 to 8 chopped up Maraschino Cherries with a touch of juice and stirred them up.
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