Cherry and Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Sharing one of our favorite cookie bar recipes today! These Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars make the perfect treat to bring to family and friends.

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Cookie Bar Recipes

Cookie bar recipes are some of my favorite recipes to create! I found the most delicious cherry chips that made the BEST cookie bars ever. Soft yet buttery crisp with the “cherries and cream” flavors going on. Wrap these bars up in a cute bakery box, wrap with twine and surprise your friends with a fun festive treat. Enjoy !

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I found these Cherry Flavored Baking Morsels at one of my local grocery stores. I know they can be tricky to find. Keep your eyes open for them, they make such a festive cookie! If you can’t find them, you can always substitute your favorite chocolate chip in it’s place.

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Start by creaming your butter and sugars in your favorite large mixing bowl or stand mixer.

How To Make Cookie Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, white and cherry chips. Mix until just combined. Transfer dough to prepared baking pan, pressing evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and baked through. Let cool completely then cut into squares to serve.

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Add your egg and vanilla.

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Dry ingredients up next.

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Some lovely white chips for the “cream” part of the cookie 🙂

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Add those cherry chips! How gorgeous are they?!

What Can I Substitute Cherry Chips With?

If you can’t find the cherry chips, no worries. You can use dried cherries in the snack isle of your grocery store or any other favorite chocolate chip flavor.  Lots of options!

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Give a nice mix. Almost ready to bake!

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Transfer your dough to a 8×8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.

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Press evenly and bake for 25-35 minutes.

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Once cooled completely, cut into squares and try not to eat the entire batch yourself 🙂

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Tips For Making The Best Cookie Bars

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie bar.
  5. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  6. Don’t overtake your cookie bars.  Bars will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  7. Let cookies cool completely before cutting into squares and storing in containers. This will keep their crispness.
  8. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Cherry and Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Picky Palate

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These cookie bars could not be more delicious with cherry and white chips! Don't miss this perfect flavor combo!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherry flavored chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla mixing until well combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, white and cherry chips. Mix until just combined. Transfer dough to prepared baking pan, pressing evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and baked through. Let cool completely then cut into squares to serve.

Notes

If you can't find cherry chips, you can substitute any of your favorite chocolate chip flavors. Butterscotch, mint, toffee chips, anything works great!

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
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41 Responses
  1. Cheyenne Renard

    Dearest Jenny, first of all Merry Christmas and a Happy Prosperious New Year may all your dreams come true. Love to you and your family XXX Cheyenne . I am from Newport Beach Ca . Could u tell me what stores u found the cherry morsels at in O.C. If you could either fb me Cheyenne Renard or email me the stores u found the cherry morsles at i love Cherry and these look so wonderful .Thank you again , I appreciate u telling me where to find the morsels im sure if you posted it others would love to know which stores love to you Jenny XXX

  2. I made the Cherry & Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars today for a school potluck. The whole thing was finished before the pizza or anything else! A big hit! I couldn’t find the cherry chips, but Target is carrying Christmas colored chocolate chips, so I just separated the red ones and used these instead!

  3. These look great! Since it’ll be about a century before we get these in Ireland I might have to substitute these with glacé cherries! looking forward to it! 🙂

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