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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.


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!