Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry cookiesI’m not a big fan of bribing my children, as a general rule.  I much prefer beating them.  (Calm down, I don’t actually beat my children.)  I think kids should behave just because I ask them to, and not because I begged and bribed them.  It gives the kids the impression that they’re the ones in charge.

And we can’t have that, now, can we?

But, let’s just say it’s a Friday, and the kids are supposed to be doing their Friday chores.  And, let’s just say there were fresh hot cookies coming out of the oven, and the whole house smelled like cookies.  And, as long as we’re at it, let’s say it’s lunch time, and no one has eaten lunch yet.  Then I can use one of my favorite parenting stand-by moves:

Kids:  Mom, can I have a cookie?
Me:  Are your jobs done?

It’s sort of brilliant and torturous and motivating all at the same time.  I’m sure your mom probably did something similar, too.  I know mine did.

Cherry White Chocolate

It’s also a perfect Friday-jobs cookie, because it can be thrown together so quickly and easily.  Start to finish, I was done in around 30 minutes.  The most time consuming part was pitting and dicing the cherries, and since it’s a small batch, I only used about 20 cherries, so even that didn’t take long. I used a white cake mix, which makes it super easy and fast, but my favorite feature is that there is no measuring!  The only measuring cup I used was for the shortening.  Clean up included one bowl, one wooden spoon, one measuring cup, and the cutting board and knife I used for the cherries.

Cherry Cookies with white chocolate

Because who actually wants more dishes to do?  Especially on cleaning day.

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Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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A simple cookie made from cake mix and fresh cherries
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 40
  • 1 cup (about 20) sweet cherries, pitted and diced
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, shortening, and eggs. It should form a heavy dough.
  2. Fold in diced cherries and white chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop onto baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 8-11 mins.

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Cherry Chip Breakfast Cookies from Noble Pig

Cherry Tart with Almond Crust from Family Fresh Cooking

Cherries Jubilee Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

8 thoughts on “Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Michelle

    How happy am I to find this??? Yesterday at the grocery store, I grabbed a bag of cherries. And then I nearly died when they rang up at $12.48. SO sure my no carb diet doesn’t like the sound of these, but you know what? I don’t like my no carb diet so we’re even. And who wants to wast over $12 of cherries???

  2. kitchenriffs

    For shortening, I’ve come to really like those “bars” of shortening – no measuring cups needed, just cut off as much as you need (like you do with butter). And yes, my mom used to do those “motivation” tricks to me all the time, too! Nice recipe – cherries are one of my favs, so of course I’d like these. Better get my chores done so I can have one!

  3. Jen Post author

    You have to make every last cherry count when you spend $12 for them!! I have another cherry recipe or two yet to come, so keep your eyes peeled!

  4. Thanh @ eat, little bird

    I like how you used fresh cherries in these cookies as I was expecting dried. Sounds delicious! Cherries are also really expensive where I live but it’s a relatively short season so worth the indulgence now and then 🙂

  5. Kimberly

    Hi Jen,
    What a wonderful pics of Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies you have here.
    Perhaps you’re interested to submit your food photos on a food photography site that has tagline “Food Photography that will make you hungry” 🙂
    It’s free to submit, free to join, and a lot of members can enjoy your creation!


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