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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 Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

These cookie bars could not be more delicious with cherry and white chips! Don't miss this perfect flavor combo!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie bars, best cookie bars recipe, chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars, cookie bars recipe, easy cookie bars
Servings: 12
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.
Recipe 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 Facts
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    I need to find those cherry chips! Love the color and I bet the flavor is amazing!

  2. 2

    Can chips get any better. I just love the colour of these. Just the prettiest things ever

  3. 3

    These look so good! I’ve NEVER seen cherry morsels before – the hunt begins!

  4. 4

    These look great, Jenny! Love the cherry chips in them!!

  5. 5

    These look delicious. I really need to find me some of those cherry chips. Pinned!

  6. 6

    I need to use those cherry chips more often!! Love these!!

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    Maria says:

    Great bar recipe! Love the cherry!

  8. 8

    This looks divine, Jenny!!! Great for the holidays too!!!

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    Gina says:

    Oh – now would you look at that!!! I love all things cherry flavored so I’m DEFINITELY making these. YUM-O!! Thanks Jenny!

  10. 10

    These look absolutely divine.
    I’m quite the chip connoisseur and I’ve never seen cherry chips down here in Louisiana.
    I think I’ve got to order some online after seeing this.

  11. 11

    I have to find myself some cherry chips! These look incredible!

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    Amanda says:

    These are the most gorgeous cookie bars ever! So perfect for the holidays. I need one right now! 🙂

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    Kathy says:

    These look delicious! Love the cherry and white chocolate combo!

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    marla says:

    These are such pretty & tasty looking bars!

  15. 15

    I’ve never seen cherry chips at any of the grocery stores here, but they’re so bright and colorful! I may need to do some more investigating. These bars look incredible! 🙂

  16. 16

    How pretty are these?? Perfect for a baby shower.

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    I think it’s pretty much a given that my kids would love these. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for those cherry chips.

  18. 18

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Cherry Baking Morsels! How neat! White Chocolate and Cherry go perfectly together!

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    naomi says:

    I must get my hands on some of these cherry baking morsels–this looks fantastic!

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    Liz says:

    These bars sound so nice. Thank you.

  21. 21
    Marian says:

    Another amazing idea, Jenny!

  22. 22

    Jenny these look amazing! I made cookies last winter with maraschino cherries and white choc chips and I can only imagine how good these cherry chips are. Never knew they existed. Delish bars. Pinned!

  23. 23

    These sound incredible! And I love the bright, cheery look that they have! Beautiful!

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  25. 25

    I don’t know how you do it Jenny! Another delicious and decadent looking bar!!

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    Tieghan says:

    Whoa, those chips are awesome! I have never seen them before, but I will have to find them on amazon! Such a perfect holiday cookie! 🙂

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    Heather says:

    GAH! I totally stalked every grocery store in my area and no dice 🙁 Guess I’ll just make it work with some dried cherries – delicious!

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    Teresa says:

    These look delightful! Pinning.

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    Orla says:

    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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    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    I’ll definitely be on the lookout for cherry chocolate chips now! These bars look so tasty!

  31. 31

    These are so adorable. I hope I can find some cherry chips on my island. I really want to try these.

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    sabrina says:

    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!

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    Ashley M. says:

    It would not be the same if you substituted regular chocolate chips for the cherry! They look sooooo good!

  34. 34

    I’ve never seen those cherry-flavored baking morsels and now I’m on a mad dash to the grocery store! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Katie H says:

    I love the look of these, does anyone know how well they freeze? We do cookie baskets every year and have to freeze them.


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    Margaret says:

    Sustitute mimi chocolate chips and peanut butter chips for a delightful bar as well!

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    Cheyenne Renard says:

    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

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    jess says:

    Could you add marshmallows instead of white chips?

  39. 39
    Shiran says:

    Thank you for intoducing me to those cherry chips 🙂 I can’t have enough of them! I don’t think they would last until I make the recipe 🙂

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