Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie Cups…and Lego Land

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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35 Responses
  1. Betsey

    Those look Yummy!! Great job on another FANTASTIC recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ You and your Boys are cuties!!!

  2. Clumbsy Cookie

    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. HoneyB

    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. Joshley and The Charles

    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!

  5. Marta

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your photos, they looks like memories from fun times!

  6. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!"

    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.

  7. Margo

    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!

  8. Patsyk

    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!

  9. Katrina

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

    Great Legoland fun!

  10. nora@ffr

    look amazing!! m craving for these.. yummmm!! your kids look cute ๐Ÿ™‚ keep up the great work!! interesting blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    cheers!!

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  12. Jenn@slim-shoppin

    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!

  13. anythinggoeshere

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

  14. Foodie Friend

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

  15. Girl Japan: April Marie Claire

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

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