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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies!

May 27, 2013
10 oz. jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. reserved cherry juice
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Drain the jar of cherries, but make sure to reserve 3 tablespoons of the juice.  Chop the cherries and set aside.

 

Cream butter and shortening, add sugars and beat until fluffy.  Add vanilla, cherry juice and eggs.  Mix well.  Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix until combined.  Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips, mix until combined.
Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 350, or until the edges begin to brown slightly.  Enjoy!
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