White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries Recipe

Add a Little Extra Sweetness to Your Day

Life is too short to skip on the good stuff! Add a little sweetness to your day with these white chocolate chip and cherry cookies.

Rich white chocolate and buttery macadamia nuts mingle with tart dried cherries for a cookie that’ll make you slow down and savor the experience. They’re perfect for sharing a sweet moment with someone you love, a good friend or a warming cup of tea.

Try this recipe and let us know what you think!

White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries

Before You Start

Oven  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and position racks in the upper and lower thirds

Prepare  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and position racks in the upper and lower thirds.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter with both sugars until pale and fluffy, 2 minutes. Then…
    1. Beat in the egg and vanilla,
    2. At low speed, add in the dry ingredients until just incorporated,
    3. Then beat in the white chocolate, dried cherries and macadamias.
  4. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange them 2 inches apart on 2 large baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned
    1. Shift the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.



If you’re looking for other cookie recipes, take a look at our Breakfast page. We’ve gathered a list of guest favorite recipes. You’ll find recipes for breakfast (of course!), scones and a few cookie favorites, too!

Set off on a Sweet Escape to the Gorge

Sweetness is a joy of life. Whether it’s cookies, snuggles with your love or just sweet relaxation on personal retreat, relishing sweet and tender moments adds richness to our lives, deepening our connection to ourselves and others.

Here at Carson Ridge, we’ve added luxury amenities to add just what you need for a sweet escape to the Gorge. From jetted tubs and plush robes for soothing a tired body, to satiny sheets for a delicious night’s sleep, you’ll want for nothing as you get away from it all to rest, relax and reconnect to your state of bliss.

Our cabins are located just one hour from Portland’s PDX, thirty minutes from exciting Hood River and moments from memories you’ll savor for a lifetime. Take a tour of the cabins and start planning your getaway to the Gorge today.

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