Jun
1
2009

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Cups…and Lego Land

Cookies

Oh man are these cookie cups incredible! I was so excited to receive a wonderful package of goodies from the nice folks at Oh Nuts.com . The second I bit into the Dark Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries I knew just what I’d do with them….and here they are. I chopped up a couple cups and mixed them right into the cookie dough. Chocolate and cherry pieces inside this dough make for a fabulous cookie. I also added in some of the chocolate granola they sent me that added a perfect chocolaty crunch. Love it!

I’ve also seen those chocolate covered cherries at numerous other places. I believe Costco and Harry and David sell them. You can also substitute any nice crunchy granola in place of the chocolate one I was so lucky to sample. Enjoy!!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Cups

1 Cup softened butter
3/4 Cup brown sugar
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup Chocolate Granola
2 Cups chopped Chocolate Covered Cherries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream the butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix then add to wet ingredients along with the granola and cherry pieces. With a cookie scoop, scoop into mini muffin tins or mini cheesecake pan as I have used. Bake for 15 minutes or until just golden around edges. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
*If just making normal cookies, bake for 9 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

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LEGO LAND FUN

The boys and I had the chance to go to Lego Land last week with some friends and had such a great time. Here are some pics I snapped during our time there. I don’t think they’ll ever want to leave CA!


Come back soon for another tasty treat! Enjoy your week!

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  1. 1
    Betsey says:

    Those look Yummy!! Great job on another FANTASTIC recipe :) You and your Boys are cuties!!!

  2. 2
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    You’ve used your samples in such a creative way! First cookie cups are just so cute and fun! And not to mention how delicious they must have been with the chocolate covered cherries and granola!
    I used to love to play with Legos! I would have so much fun in Lego Land too!

  3. 3
    HoneyB says:

    They a look incredible Jenny!

    My kids loved to play with legos – and I have to say that is the one thing they had a TON of. They still have them (Chris has his stored in my attic for now) and I’m sure their kids will one day play with them. Legos were one thing my children played with for a long time. They loved them!

  4. 4
    Netts Nook says:

    Never heard of such a thing wow they look perfect.

  5. 5
    cookies and cups says:

    Beautiful!

  6. 6
    Leslie says:

    ohh Jenny. These would be dangerous in my house. I am affriad I would eat them all!

  7. 7
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Just a great presentation! Sounds fantastic! Your boys are so cute!

  8. 8
    Joshley and The Charles says:

    OMG those cookie things look so yummy! I am going to totally have to try them and try not to eat all of them by myself :)i love your recipes!

  9. 9
    Janssen says:

    Chocolate covered cherries are pretty much my favorite food ever. YUM.

  10. 10
    Marta says:

    Dark chocolate-covered dried cherries… I think I’m weak the knees! I like this tart-sweet combo, I find it so elegant and satisfying! I think your cute little cups are a great way to showcase this glorious freeby you received :)
    Thanks for sharing your photos, they looks like memories from fun times!

  11. 11
    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Ooh wow, those look divine! Very creative way to use your samples!

    Looks like you all had a blast here at Legoland, sorry our weather was a little dreary.

  12. 12
    Margo says:

    Oh those look fabulous! There is a company called Chukar Cherries that makes the most FAB chocolate covered cherries too. They are all natural and would be perfect. Another excellent idea!

  13. 13
    Lynda says:

    These look so delicious- I love your creativity!
    Your kids are so cute!

  14. 14
    Sara says:

    Cute pics from Lego Land! My hubby would love these cookie cups. He’s a big fan of cherries. Yum!

  15. 15
    Huggingthecoast says:

    I’ll bet these taste even better than they look! Great photos!

  16. 16
    Kristen says:

    Those look amazing! Great invention.

  17. 17
    Risa says:

    Those cookies are so cute. What an innovative recipe.

  18. 18
    Patsyk says:

    Love those cookie cups! What a great way to use chocolate covered cherries.

    My boys would have loved visiting legoland… we have TONS of legos at our house and they are always building something fun with them!

  19. 19
    Jessie says:

    wow these look really good! my kind of chocolatey treat

  20. 20
    Katrina says:

    Awesome deliciousness! Great idea. I love dried cherries and the chocolate covered ones–heaven!

    Great Legoland fun!

  21. 21
    nora@ffr says:

    look amazing!! m craving for these.. yummmm!! your kids look cute :) keep up the great work!! interesting blog :)
    cheers!!

  22. 22
    Chef Jeena says:

    What delightful little cookie cups, the chocolate looks so silky.

  23. 23
    Kristen says:

    Oh oh oh! That’s all I can say really, I’m drooling :o)

  24. 24
    teresa says:

    The cookies look incredible! Lego land? How fun!

  25. 25
    Maria says:

    Love the chocolate cherries! Great way to use them! Your boys are studs, love the photos!

  26. 26
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  27. 27
    Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    Those cup cakes look so pretty! And not too complicated to make either!

    There is a Lego Land near me, I haven’t taken my kids yet, but we go to the Lego Store ALOT!

    My 13 year old son said this year for his birthday “No Lego’s!” I couldn’t believe it. He and his brother have spent thousands of hours building fantastic things with them!

  28. 28
    Bunny says:

    Jenny the cookie cups look so good, your a master of desserts!

  29. 29
    anythinggoeshere says:

    What a fun post. Beautiful photos and fun food…good for those picky little granddaughters. xo Joan

  30. 30
    Foodie Friend says:

    Wow, these look terrific. I bookmarked this page because I will definitely try these! Thanks.

  31. 31
    Christie's Corner says:

    These look amazing. Love the photos and your creative twist on an old combination.

  32. 32
    Peabody says:

    Those look super good!

  33. 33
    online learning says:

    chocolaty yummy!

  34. 34
    Girl Japan: April Marie Claire says:

    These are just absolutely too cute for words, happy to hear you had a fab weekend.

  35. 35
    Kathy Howe says:

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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