Cherry Chocolate Chips Cookies

Cherries again, Juli? Really? So creative. My b.

You guys, I shopped yesterday for jeans and found the greatest pairs ever. You have to check out my post tomorrow because they are freaking awesome and for only $50ish. I’m bouncing with excitement. Thanks for caring. Wait, you don’t? Crap.

So Jackson is getting quite clever at his age of 6 months. The other night, we left for dinner and left Jackson out of his crate which we have been doing for a while now. The only thing that has happened so far was Jackson knocked over a cup of coffee on our coffee table and licked it all up and pretty much pissed everywhere and went insane since he was bubbling up inside with caffeine. BUT, that was my fault. This time around, when we came home from dinner, we couldn’t find him for a second. Until we heard some movement on our dining table. And understand that our dining table is bar height, so it’s not a normal short table. So he hopped onto one of the high chairs, then the table, then he got stuck up there and decided to nap on the table. The poor kid didn’t know if he was in trouble or if we were impressed when we came home. He didn’t want to look us in the eye. I was honestly impressed. He’s just such a curious little guy.

Speaking of 6 months, I posted a picture on instagram of Jackson sitting on his balls. Because it was hilarious. Probably since I don’t have balls so anything with balls is just a real hoot. Anyways, after I posted that picture, people started commenting about how I need to get him neutered and the earlier the better. Here’s the thing, we’re cutting those little guys off soon, even though it’s none of their business, but you don’t see me posting on their instagram about making sure they circumcise their children. Um, no. Because that would be weird. Nor do I comment to people on the street about cutting their dog’s balls off. That would just be rude. I guess people on instagram are just weird and rude.

Man, are people going to be pissed about that last paragraph. And circumcision.

Hmmmm. How in the hell do I transition now.

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Cherry Chocolate Chips Cookies

  • Yield: 13-15 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, except for chocolate chips and cherries, and mix well. Then fold in chips and cherries.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out a dollop of cookie mix and place on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart from each other. Makes about 13-15 cookies.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. Let cool and then eat em’ up!

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49 thoughts on “Cherry Chocolate Chips Cookies”

  1. I saw your instagram jeans post and I’ve never tried that brand!! Honestly, jeans might be worse to shop for than bathing suits. How the heck are there well-fitting jeans at Nords for $50?! Are they on sale or something?? I LOVE your blog-just found it last week (late to the party)…hope you come to South Florida sometime soon!

    1. Just made these cookies and they are AMAZING!!!! It was hard to stop at two. I live on the East coast, and per the advice of Stacy yesterday I did some research on baking at different different altitudes. After adding a tad more baking soda and powder the cookies rises perfectly. Thank you so much Stacy!! The children loved the cookies too.

  2. I can’t wait to make these! I also love the stories and pictures of Jackson. I have an 8 month old boston terrier named Jackson (we call him Jack as a nickname) and our vet actually recommended not getting him neutered until 1 year unless he has behavioral issues. This enables him to continue to develop natural hormones for as long as possible. So don’t feel bad about not having your Jackson neutered yet! I think it is more important for females to get spayed younger since you need to do it before they go into their first hear. With male dogs you can wait a little longer as long as they are healthy.

  3. I get a kick out of dogs balls too. The other day at the dog park I saw this dog with HUGE ones and I couldn’t help but laugh. I guess because, like you said, I don’t have any and all of my dogs have always been female so I’ve never really seen them. Or I’m just immature. Probably the latter.

  4. I literally LOL’d over the balls & circumcision paragraph!! Some people just think their opinions are THAT important – a holes.
    Can’t WAIT to see the jeans 🙂 Oh…and the cookies look pretty damn tasty!!

  5. Breakfast of Champions! I just made these for breakfast with my 9 year old. I added 1/8 cup of coconut flour since I was leery about them holding together. They turned out great. THANKS for the awesome recipe.

  6. Pumped to try this recipe! I really prefer grain-free baked goods that don’t use much (or any) alternative flours, because they come out so much more chewy without. This looks like perfection! And your fashion Friday posts make me green with style envy every week.

  7. Oooh, it’s like all of the goodness of a REALLY good, fresh chocolate-covered cherry, plus the amazingness of a chocolate chip cookie. Thank you for this!

    Also, it’s no one’s business what you do with your dog’s balls, and frankly, it’s weird people are so concerned. I mean, I’m all about spaying and neutering in principle, but Jackson seems to spend more time making mischief than looking for intact ladies to impregnate (from what I can tell), so who gives a f***?

    Ugh. People.

  8. I find it rude when people question my dog’s balls or lack of. Need to ask them when are they getting their tubes tied or balls snipped. LOL!

  9. Any ideas for something to use other than Almond Butter? I am deathly allergic to almonds (and coconuts and avocado). TIA!

  10. Ugh Juli I feel ya, I live in Boulder. Colorado cherry season is relentless yet delicious. Anyways I just ran out and bought almond butter and these are now in the oven… Thanks for all of the awesome recipes, you’re a rock star

  11. Just made these and said I would just eat one. ….Fail. These are sooooo good. The cherries become so sweet. Thank you

  12. Don’t worry, I keep putting cherries in everything too. They’re pretty much overflowing out the doors at my Whole Foods this summer.

  13. These were amazeballs! I was curious how they would be without any flours in them but they were super moist and delish. I may or may not have eaten five in one sitting. Don’t judge me 🙂

    1. Yours turned out nice and fat, mine spread out and are super duper thin. Any ideas why? I didn’t substitute anything.

      — Dalis

  14. Kristine in Santa Barbara

    I love cherry and chocolate and almonds, so this is the right combo for me. What type of almond butter do you use in your baking? Raw? Roasted? Creamy? Chunky? With salt? I would be buying for baking as we don’t eat much nut butter. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. And the new jeans brand!

  15. I think your fans feel like they’re real friends of yours because you share your personal stories with them. I think it’s innocent the way people want to share their own opinions and stories back with you. If people are being rude or mean though, that’s another story and you know the rest of us will squash that! 🙂

  16. Yours turned out nice and fat, mine spread out and are super duper thin. Any ideas why? I didn’t substitute anything.
    – Dalis

    REPOSTING, because I am not sure why my comment is showing under someone elses as a reply.

      1. All they had at the store I went that day was MaraNatha All Natural Raw Almond Butter Creamy. Ingredient list is: Raw Almonds.

        Which one do you use?

        — Dalis

          1. I will see if I can find that one. I will drop my thermometer too just in case it’s too hot.
            A few more questions:
            1. Do you put your cookies in the center of the oven?
            2. What are the ingredients of the maranatha roasted almond butter? Is it the organic one?

            THANKS a million for being so wonderful and answering my questions! YOU ROCK!

            — Dalis

  17. I don’t know whether to love you or hate you for this recipe. I added 1/2 cup of shredded, unsweetened coconut and used a chopped up 90% Dark Chocolate bar instead of ‘chips’ because that’s what I had. These were up there with one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten and that’s even before my Paleo days!! The whole family loved these!! Impossible to eat just one though (I *may* have eaten 3 or 4…don’t judge!)…and did you try the raw dough?! I know that’s bad…but OMG!!! Sinfully scrumptious!

  18. Is there any particular age for loving chocolate cookies? There is this commonness between me and chocolates i.e. the undying love 🙂 I think the guy who claimed that we cannot buy happiness probably never had a delightful piece of chocolates. Show him this recipe and he will better understand. Thanks for sharing this visual delight, I so want to have it right now. Cherry Chocolate Chips Cookies are lovable because they conceal the healthy secrets of chocolates!

  19. Actually, there is no reason to neuter before a year and even better later. Testosterone is good for boy dogs and helps prevent cancer.

  20. People love to give advice even when they have no idea what they are talking about. The earlier you neuter the worse it is for your dog. If you are responsible dog owner, you should never neuter your dog. If you insist on doing it then wait until at least 2 years old. Here is a little video clip about it.

    1. I really wanted to make these but I can’t have almonds and I didn’t have sunflower butter. I tried it with coconut butter and the batter was delicious but as I was putting it on the pan it was really thin so I decided to just make a couple and see how they came out. They were really thin and super delicate so with the rest of the batter I added grass fed gelatin.. probably around 2 tsp and 1 tablespoon coconut flour, it worked pretty good! They rose up a little bit and were really good. A tiny bit gritty texture but not too bad. Just fyi for anyone that can’t have almond butter!

  21. Just made these cookies for my students! We are having a holiday healthy alternative cooking contest and these are perfect. They are sweet, but still using healthy ingredients without the added sugar. I can’t wait to share these with them tomorrow at our class celebration! Happy holidays 🙂

  22. I needed a cookie fix in a hurry! Had all of the ingredients on hand except for cherries and it worked great. I, like another person had a very runny dough so I just sprinkled some coconut flour to thicken it up and it turned out great. Hubby and baby loved them! They did not last long.

  23. Just made these with Trader Joe’s unsweetened dried cherries and one bar of their dark chocolate, which I just chopped up. It worked perfectly. Thanks for always coming through with the best recipes.

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