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Perfect for Christmastime and beyond, these soft cookies are packed with chocolate, cherries, and crunchy pistachios.

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Welcome to Taste and Tell Thursdays! Come link up your COOKIE posts below for a chance to win a collection of 9 cookbooks!!

My mom asked me the other day what cookies I would make if I was going to a cookie swap.  And for some reason, my mind completely froze.  I’ve made lots of cookies over the years.  But all of a sudden, I couldn’t even think of one cookie that would be perfect for a cookie swap.

Well, after making these cookies, both my mom and I decided that these cookies would be perfect for a cookie swap.  I think the cherries make them festive for Christmas.  And everyone likes a bit of chocolate, right??  I chose pistachios to add to these, but I think almost any nut would work equally well.  (And just for the record, since that conversations, I remembered quite a few cookies that would be great for a cookie swap!)

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies
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Perfect for Christmastime and beyond, these soft cookies are packed with chocolate, cherries, and crunchy pistachios.
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped marachino cherries
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped pistachios
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars. Add in the egg and beat to combine. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add to the mixer and mix to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips, cherries and pistachios.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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  6. adapted from Taste of Home

It’s time to link up your COOKIE recipes! But before we get to that, here are a few cookie creations from last week that are on my “to-make” list!

Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies from Averie CooksChocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies from Averie Cooks


Dulce de Leche Duos from Project DomesticationDulce de Leche Duos from Project Domestication


Pink Peppermint Christmas Chip Cookies from Tumbleweed ContessaPink Peppermint Christmas Chip Cookies from Tumbleweed Contessa


Sweet Potato Cinnamon Chip Toffee Cookies from Simply Southern BakingSweet Potato-Cinnamon Chip Toffee Cookies from Simply Southern Baking

Do you love cookbooks? How about 9 new cookbooks? You can link up your cookie recipes every Thursday for a chance to win 9 great cookbooks:

December Link Up at www.tasteandtellblog.com - link up your cookie recipes for a chance to win a collection of 9 cookbooks!

The Picky Palate Cookbook – a digital copy of Cookie Cravings365 Days of Slow Cooking200 AppetizersThe Essential James Beard Cookbook America’s Favorite FoodFamous Chefs & Fabulous RecipesThe Book Club Cook Book The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook


Now it’s your turn!!  Link up your cookie recipes for a chance to win a collection of 9 cookbooks!  Every link up gets you an entry to win.  Don’t have a blog?  Leave your recipe in the comments below to enter.

The rules are simple:

1 – your link up must be within the theme – COOKIE
2 – please add a link in your post back to this post
3 – no linking up to giveaways or advertisements
4 – you can link up to 2 links per week, and links cannot be duplicated through the month

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23 Responses to Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies {Taste and Tell Thursdays}

  1. Thanks for featuring my Sweet Potato-Cinnamon Chip Toffee Cookies. What a great collection! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Cherry and chocolate sounds perfect for the holidays!
    I just linked up a cookie recipe but messed it up…I put my name instead of the name of the cookies. OOPS! Not sure how to edit it…

  3. Deborah, thanks for linking up my Chocolate Chip and Chunk Cookies and what a great giveaway this is! I love each of those cookbooks and have a couple and others have been on my to-buy list!

  4. Wow! I’d love to have even one of those cookbooks! Thanks for the great link party.

    Can’t wait to see what others link up…

  5. These Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies look so good! Would love a few with a tall glass of milk. Thanks for hosting this fun cookie link party! This week I am sharing my Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  6. Chels R. says:

    Ooh, I love the cherries in this! I linked up :)

  7. Wow -do those look yummy! I love cherry & chocolate together and have a soft spot for maraschino cherries but never really buy them. I wish the holidays lasted another month just to make all these cookies!

  8. Love the flavors in these cookies!

  9. This is too coincidental! First thanks for the feature–I think those Pink Peppermint Chip Cookies will be my favorite for a long time. Second, my post for tonight is Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies. I guess it is bound to happen sooner or later that someone has the same brilliant idea as me at the same time. Your pictures are outstanding and I love the addition of pistachios. My daughter suggested adding dried cherries to my chocolate chip cookies because I like chocolate covered cherries. I am going to try them with fresh cherries next time. Thank you for hosting. I enjoy coming by every week to take a look at all the fabulous stuff. Have a great week!

  10. Joanne says:

    I was hoping those were maraschino cherries in there! They are totally cookie swap-worthy!

  11. K&B says:

    Cherries in cookies ! YUM ! Cherries and chocolate have always been a great paring, but putting them in cookies together is even better


  12. These cookies are absolutely perfect! What fun flavors and textures – plus,t hey’re gorgeous!

  13. Loving these giveaways and link up parties! So many great prizes and fantastic recipes! Thanks for hosting Deborah!

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