I grew up watching Shirley Temple movies with my Mom. I had no idea when I was watching them, Shirley and my Mom were about the same age. So when I decided to create a new cookie for my 2014 Cookie Exchange, I wanted to pay tribute to my Mom, who made the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I also wanted to honor Shirley, who was a sweet childhood memory, not to mention, had a delicious kiddie drink named after her. Please enjoy my Shirley Temple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just for you Mommy and Shirley ❤️.
1 stick of butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cherry juice
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk together and set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together until combined. Add egg and mix well. Combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and maraschino cherries. Drop by teaspoon on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen.