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Cookie+Dried cherries?

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I am wanting to try adding dried cherries to my chocolate chip cookie receipe. Will they be too chewy? Should I soak the cherries, say in liquer, drain them, and then add them to the batter. I do not want the cookies to be too chewy or mushy either.

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  1. I'd add them just like that, no soaking. Delicious. Dried cranberries work well in cookies too.

    1. Not sure if this will work with cherries, but sometimes with raisins, I "plump" them by putting them in a steamer basket and steaming them for a few minutes. If you use liquer, you obviously change the flavor of the cherries and hence the cookie. Not sure if I like biting into little lumps of alcohol, but that's just me.

      1. I would add as is, just like raisins. Would be great with an oatmeal cookie, maybe some dark choc chips & pecans.... coconut.... yummmmm!

        1. I do add as is, but give them a little rough chop since they are bigger than most dried fruits normally used.

          1. I always add dried cherries to my cookie dough. They add alot to a cookie. No need to soak or anything.