I saw these cookies in the 2009 Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies booklet and thought they would be perfect for the upcoming Cookie-Off at my office (everyone brings in cookies, we all taste and vote on the best). But, before I bring them to the office for the big contest I have to make a test batch, right?
I’m so glad I did. These are wonderful! Not too sweet, a tad salty, super-chunky with delicious fruit, nuts and chocolate! I think we have a winner!
1 (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix pouch
1/2C. Butter, softened
1C. Dried cherries, coarsely chopped (I used craisins b/c Christopher hates cherries)
1C. Semisweet chocolate chunks
1C. Salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
Heat oven to 375°F.
In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in cherries, chocolate chunks and nuts.
On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
Husband Rating – 4 out of 5 – I think I’d like these better without the nuts.