I have to say, I love chewy cookies. No dry, hard ones for me. Of course most of the sugar cookies I find are too dry.
Jamie from My Baking Addiction has one of my favorite food blogs. When I seen she was playing with chewy sugar cookies, I was excited. I don’t mind citrus fruits, but berries are more my speed.
Being that I am on a budget and couldn’t afford just plain dry cherries as of yet, I found a cherry berry mixture. I’ve got to say it was a great mixture! With a bit of berry juice they hit the spot.
Butter and sugar creamed together
Beat in berry juice and dried berries
Beat in dry ingredients
Ready to be baked
Cherry Berry Sugar Cookies
adapted from My Baking Addiction
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chopped cherry berry mix
- 4 tbsp berry juice
- 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Makes approximately 24-30 cookies depending on size