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White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 13 minutes

Servings: 48



  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup candied cherries


Preheat oven to 375 °F. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Set aside. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add milk then add flour, soda and salt to butter mixture. In another bowl, combine nuts, cherries and white chocolate. Then add to mixture, stirring only to blend. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 11-13 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.