Sunday, August 17, 2014

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I gave a batch of basic chocolate chip cookies a cheerful twist with cherry chips and almond bits. And these have turned out to be my new favorite cookies. At least for this week anyway. ; )

Almonds

I used blanched slivered almonds and chopped them up pretty fine … because I don’t like a lot of crunch in my cookies.

DelightFulls

And the cherry flavor came from these NEW dark chocolate cherry flavored morsels. I first enjoyed them at an event hosted by Nestle a couple of weeks ago to showcase some of their new products launching in September. You may have already seen them in stores though.

Dark chocolate cherry flavored morsels

They also come filled with caramel, peanut butter and mint flavor. Too fun! Oh and keep your eyes open in the freezer section too because they now have frozen cookie dough to answer all our late night cookie cravings. YAY!

Cookie scoops

Scooping is very satisfying to me for some reason. You can roll them in a few extra almond pieces of you like.
I love seeing these little domes of dough right before they go in the oven.

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie

But I love them even more warm right out of the oven.

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate cherry filled morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and both sugars in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Then stir in 1/2 cup of the chopped almonds. Stir in the cherry filled morsels.
  5. Scoop dough onto baking sheet. Roll in remaining 1/4 cup of chopped almonds if desired.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Source: © 2014 Bakerella.com

Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a quick little flipagram from the Nestle Event. It was a fun time filled with amazing chefs, new friends, great food and of course lots of chocolate.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post.

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kittentoes said...

I NEED the peanut butter and caramel chips!

August 18, 2014 02:15 AM
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Stefi said...

Looks so yummy!

August 18, 2014 03:09 AM
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mindy1 said...

OMG filled chocolate chips?! Thank you chocolate gods :D cookies look good of course :))

August 18, 2014 06:22 AM
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Cindi said...

These sound awesome!

August 18, 2014 06:45 AM
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Cynthia said...

I’ m having so much trouble finding even the normal butterscotch morsels here in Holland, I don’t think I’ll ever get my hands on these cherry ones…. :(

August 18, 2014 09:56 AM
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Sara said...

I love the sound of these and now I need to hunt down some of those chips!

August 18, 2014 12:14 PM
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Rachel said...

These look delicious!

August 18, 2014 05:03 PM
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wendyb964 said...

I NEED these chips! Love the Cherry cordial=filled Hershey Kisses available in the winter. They sound divine. Thanks for the yummy-sounding recipe.

August 18, 2014 07:17 PM
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wendyb964 said...

These must be brand new: they aren’t even listed on the toll house site. Will keep seeking until I find as cherry/chocolate/almond is a match made in heaven.

August 18, 2014 07:26 PM
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Adeline said...

Absolutely divine! I’m wondering if I can get these dark chocolate cherry filled morsels in this part of the world I’m living. Time to head down to the baking store.

August 18, 2014 08:30 PM
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Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

I have to make these for my family!

August 18, 2014 10:24 PM
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Sondra said...

Oh my! These look awesome. I am going to have to hunt down these cherry filled morsels and make these cookies.

August 19, 2014 07:31 AM
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

I like your idea of rolling the dough into the chopped nuts! The carmel filled morsels sound delicious too.

August 19, 2014 09:12 AM
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Izzy said...

I am so jealous those filled chocolate chips look AMAZING (and the cookies too!)

August 19, 2014 11:31 AM
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PJ said...

In the video what is that cupcake with the dropper of what I presume is alcohol?
If there is a recipe for it can you link it? If not can you make one? :)

August 19, 2014 09:30 PM
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Sofía said...

I have some white chocolate chips on my fridge just waiting to be used! Maybe I’ll use them to do this, they sound delicious!

August 19, 2014 09:58 PM
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Sofie said...

The cookies look amazing!! It’s a bummer I can’t get those dark chocolate morsels!

August 19, 2014 10:00 PM
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Linda said...

I thought I was the only one who gets off on perfect little cookie domes on the cookie sheets. LOL. Nice to know I have a kindred spirit.

August 19, 2014 11:04 PM
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Bruni's Boulangerie said...

OMG. The perfect cookies! Love the dark chocolate cherry filled morsels and the almond flavor. Just perfection!

August 20, 2014 11:33 PM
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Gareth said...

These look great! They are essentially the flavours of a quintessential British bakewell tart in cookie form!

August 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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Alexandra Mucenieks said...

Cookies look amazing

August 23, 2014 06:19 PM
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Shwetha Shetty said...

These looks yummy

August 24, 2014 05:27 AM
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Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Yum I totally want these cookies. The morsels looks delicious I’m popping over to the US soon and I think I will pack my suitcases full of them :)

August 24, 2014 06:16 AM
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Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

Can’t wait to try those filled baking chips! Delicious flavor combo in these cookies!

August 25, 2014 09:54 AM
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Azlina Jaafar said...

Wow, look delicious. I also bake and sell cookies in my bakery. My problem here is it is very difficult to get the medium size scoop for my cookie dough. What I did I took the 1tsp measuring spoon and use that as my tools to get it round. Now my cookies become mini cookies and my customer love them.

August 26, 2014 04:50 AM
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Carol said...

I love everything you do. I am in the middle of making the cookies right now and I noticed that the ingredients list has almond extract but in the body of the recipe it says, “add eggs and vanilla.” I assumed that meant the almond extract, not vanilla. At least I hope so.

We have the caramel and cherry and peanut butter chips locally, but no mint so far. That’s the one I really would like to try.

August 26, 2014 12:54 PM
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Carol said...

I made these cookies and they were very expensive to make. Nobody liked them. I bake all the time and I think these were one of my least favorite ever. The taste is just odd.

August 27, 2014 12:58 PM
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Molly Gunn said...

Can’t find them anywhere! Winco had the other 3 flavors. Is there somewhere online maybe?

September 4, 2014 03:15 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

Wow. I need to find these. My waistline needs me to find these. Yum!

September 4, 2014 03:47 PM
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Cakelove said...

they look really good!

September 18, 2014 12:11 PM
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Jennifer Modén said...

Oh, seeing that flipagram from Tollhouse-I can’t help but think of the Friends-episode when Monica is trying to get Phoebes chocolate chip cookie recipe which Phoebe says is her grandma’s (or some relative) recipe and she pronounces it “Toulouse “and Monica’s like “TOLLHOUSE? That’s the “secret” recipe??” It’s soooo funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ShzUEKqgc

The cookies look delic! Not a big fan of cherryflavoured things though. The caramelfilled morsels sounds divine!

October 10, 2014 07:40 AM
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