It’s that time of year again, the time when we start baking sweet treats to give as gifts.
We are so lucky to have many people in our lives who we are grateful for, and a few homemade cookies or treats is a great way to say thank you.
The first thing on baking list was cookies, and this year we decided to make these easy and delicious, chocolate cherry cookies!
These chocolate cherry cookies are super easy to make, and they turn out soft and buttery and awesome.
With extra chocolate chips these have a double chocolate hit, and while the glacé cherries (you might call them candied cherries?) make them seem a little fancier they are an easy addition.
You can put the kids to work making these cookies, and the dough will keep, covered in plastic wrap, for a day or two in the fridge, so make a double batch and bake some now, and some later!
- 185 grams of softened butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups of self raising flour
- (or 2 cups of plain flour plus 4 tsp baking powder)
- 2 tsp corn flour
- 2 tsp cocoa
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup of glace cherries, roughly chopped
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Fold in flour, corn flour, and cocoa, then stir through the chocolate chips, and cherries.
- Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and then flatten onto trays lined with baking paper and cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Do not over cook!
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
If you can resist temptation and you don’t eat all of these cookies when they are still warm and gooey, allow them to cool completely before you package them up as gifts.
We popped a few cookies in a cellophane bag, tied the top with a ribbon and added a holiday gift tag. Now we have a whole lot of thankful/Christmas treats ready to gift!
The circular gift tags are designed to fit a 2 inch circle punch (affiliate link and the most useful craft thing I’ve bought!), because cutting circles can be a bit tediious! Simply print the page of tags, punch out the circles, punch a hole in the top and tie them on with some pretty string or ribbon.
You can download our free printable holiday tags here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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Do you bake homemade treats to give as gifts?
What is your favourite thing to bake as a gift?
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