Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Delights

These Chocolate Drizzled Cherry Delights are full of cherries and chopped walnuts with a drizzle of Ghirardelli milk chocolate.  You could say this is a WIN WIN cookie. I make these around Christmas, and since I didn't get to post them, I thought they would also be a great Valentine cookie treat. 

Don't get ready for this to be a long list of ingredients for these wonderful cookies. I did something I rarely do, and that is to use a bought cookie mix. I used a package of Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie Mix.  These can also be made using a package of the Betty Crocker's Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix.  How about some more chocolate deliciousness? 


Chocolate Drizzled Cherries Delights

Ingredients:
    1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker's sugar cookie mix, reserve 1/3 cup
    16 oz. candied cherries, cut in half
    1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
    8 oz. Ghirardelli milk chocolate, melted
Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Reserving 1/4 cup of cookie mix; set aside. Prepared cookie mix according to package directions.

Toss cherries with remaining cookie mix; add walnuts and toss until cherries and walnuts are coated well with cookie mix.

Fold in prepared cookie dough until well blended being careful not to mash the cherries as much as possible.

Using a 1-inch scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set and still pale in color.

Remove from the oven and let set 5 minutes, and then remove cookies onto a rack to cool. When cookies are cooled, drizzle with chocolate. Makes 2 dozen.

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17 comments :

  1. Never let it be said that we food bloggers aren't allowed to take help from packaged products. I've done it many times and am always proud that with the added ingredients I've made something new. Great looking cherry delights! Chocolate drizzled anything makes me drool anyway...LOL

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  2. These look delicious. I might just try giving this a whirl. I love chocolate and cherries.

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  3. Ahhh, you had me at Ghiradelli....definately a win win!

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  4. I don't know why we should be embarrassed to use packaged products to give a boost to our convenience (I am one of them, too, blushes). This recipe is a keeper! Lots of new AND experienced cooks will love this (including me!!)

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  5. I need to give these a try, they look so yummy.

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  6. Oh I love how this has candied cherries...perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  7. Oh, these look sinfully delicious. Nice job!!!

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  8. These sound SO good. Can't wait to try them! Found your link on EKat's Kitchen party post. Feel free to come post this or another recipe at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday. It has been fun and amazing to me how many great recipes I've come across through these blog parties.

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  9. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. These chocolate drizzled cherry delights look and sound amazing. Wonderful choice to submit these cookies for the contest.

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  10. I came by from the culinary smackdown. I love that these cookies are easy but they look so delicious. They have all of my favorites, and cherries and chocolate. What could be better. Love your blog and the "homey" feel of it.

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  11. Chocolate and cherries are always divine together. A great Valentines idea! A great Christmas treat I'd say we could even eat them at Easter!
    http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/03/princess-cookies/

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  12. These look yummy. I have a valentine's art show at my house this weekend. They will be perfect. thanks, Cindy

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  13. no shame in using a mic ever! If you have to crack an egg it is home made!

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  14. These look delish! I love when cookie start with a mix. So much easier. And Ghiradelli? YUM! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  15. I love to jazz up mixes, this one looks wonderful, I will be giving it a try this weekend!

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  16. K, you've done it again. Another fantastic recipe. I want to thank you so much for linking up each week to my "Thriving on Thursdays" linky party. You always have such fantastic ideas. The party will be starting again in just over 12 hours so if you get a chance, I'd love to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  17. I love a cookie that starts from a mix...no shame in using a mix! I do it all the time! I love that these have the cherries in them!!!

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