When I was a kid a grocery store called King Soopers in my area always gave kids free Cherry Chip cookies. They were just like chocolate chip cookies but were make with Cherry flavored chips.
They also had lemon, but those were never very popular.
This was a highlight of our week, getting the free cookies. They also had $.10 hotdogs and so we often had dinner there while my Mom got groceries!
It is not easy to find the cherry chips. They are not just colored chips, they taste like cherry. I had to order mine from Amazon and they came in 2 days. They were less than $2 a bag and with Amazon Prime I got free shipping.
There is a really good recipe on the bag and I am making those tomorrow, it calls for mini marshmallows and evaporated milk. I will let you know how those turn out.
I made mine using the same recipe from the back of the Nestle Toll House bag but used almond extract instead of vanilla.
King Soopers Cherry Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Cherry Chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
These sound amazing. I can’t wait to make them!
Nicole C says
Walmart had these on clearance @ 75 cents a bag after Christmas — I picked up two just because it was such an awesome deal, now I have a new recipe to try them out with!! Thanks Tiffany!!
Me Too! I bought the Cherry ones at my store for $1 each. I only bought 2 bags though because I wasn’t sure how they would taste. Making cookies right now.
I second the other Beth’s comment! Amazing! Might even be good using half cherry-half chocolate chips. Now off to order some cherry chips! Thanks for the recipe
You can find cherry chips at King Soopers every year before the holidays. I buy 2 or 3 bags and freeze them for the rest of the year. The Cherry Mash bar recipe on the package is excellent and extremely easy – always a favorite with my family for the holidays! **Just an additional tip – use the crunchy peanut butter and Spanish peanuts for the chocolate layer.
I volunteer at an antique store who’s profits go to a food bank and I would love to bake these to put out for customers for V – Day. However I have no idea where to get “Cheery Chip”?? I live in CA so we don’t have King Soopers and I have never seen them in any of our stores. I know that dried cherries would not be the same, too sour. tks
Walmart carries them too. I bought them after valentines day. Clearance is always the best.
Janie Dominguez says
I bought a jar of cherries and drained and chopped them and they turned out really great,I don’t like
Cherries but I did like the flavor of these cookies.
My family loved them.
I just made these and they came out way flat, they are good , but unlike my cookie thick. Not sure what I did wrong
I can’t find them on Amazon for less than $12 for a small bag! What kind r u all using???
How long do you bake them for?
Judy Johnson says
I baked about 12 minutes
Judy Johnson says
These are delicious!!! I baked about 12 minutes
Tammy Crenshaw says
Okay, I have to find these cherry chips–I looked on Amazon and they were $18-FORTY DOLLARS a bag?? WTH??? 🙂 I am on a mission!