These cherry chocolate cookies are amazing! We got this delicious recipe at a cookie exchange and they are moist and chewy and loaded with cherries and chocolate! The cookie tastes a lot like a shortbread cookie. The chocolate and cherries sweeten it up to perfection!
16 ounces maraschino cherries, drained and rinsed and cut into thirds
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together the sugar, butter, egg and almond extract until well blended and fluffy. Then add in the flour and salt and stir just until combined. Then add the chocolate chips. Gently fold in the cherries that have been cut up. Stir in carefully so the cherries don't break apart too much.
Chill the dough for about an hour so it will be easier to roll into balls.
Roll into about 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.