Cherry and Chocolate Chip Biscuits

    27 minutes

    A family favourite these are a simple yet delicious biscuit that combines dried cherries, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup dried cherries
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) cherry liqueur
    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 cup chopped white chocolate
    • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
    • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Immerse dried cherries in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set in a small bowl with the cherry liqueur to soak; the longer, the better.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
    3. In a medium bowl cream the butter with the brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the egg, vanilla and almond essence. Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Stir into the creamed mixture.
    4. Gently fold in the cherries with the liqueur, white chocolate, dark chocolate and macadamia nuts. Batter should be soft and creamy.
    5. Drop biscuit dough by tablespoons onto the prepared baking tray. Leave 5 to 10cm of space between biscuits.
    6. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven until biscuits are lightly browned. Remove from baking tray to cool on wire racks.

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    Excellent i was looking for something exciting and different for a xmas cookie swap and this is it! The flavor gets better and better it seems even as they sit. The appearance is your typical drop cookie look, but the flavor can not be beat! This may well be my signature cookie - thanks!!  -  05 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Because the dough was very wet already, I did not add the liqueur along with the soaked cherries, I just spooned them out of the liqueur into the cookie dough. They do spread out quite a bit so leave plenty of room between cookies.  -  18 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I tried these cookies and was blown away at how good they are. I had to go to a cookie party, I'm not much of a cookie eating person, but these were FANTASTIC!!!  -  29 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)