Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Walnuts



2 sticks butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups flour

2 eggs

12 oz package chocolate chunks

½ cup dried cherries

1 cup chopped walnuts


Heat your oven to 375°. Using an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add the baking soda, salt and vanilla. Add the flour ¼ cup at a time, adding the eggs alternating with flour. Once the batter is well combines, remove from the mixer, and stir in the chocolate chunks, the dried cherries and chopped walnuts. (Optional: Chill the dough for 1 hour for plumper cookies.)

Scoop the dough into 2” dollops and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on wire racks.