Cherry chocolate chip cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate chip cookies are a classic for a reason. They taste delicious and are pretty easy to make. If you’re looking for a twist on this popular cookie, though, you need to try out these cherry chocolate chip cookies from Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons.

The cookies have bits of Maraschino cherry in them, and their pink hue makes them perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat. Recipe creator Jill Mills compares their flavor to that of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. Yum!

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The recipe calls for Maraschino cherries, so you may be wondering if you can substitute with fresh cherries. Taking out the pits would make the recipe a little more labor-intensive, but if you’re willing to make the effort, go for it! Feel free to use frozen cherries as well.

These cookies come together in just about 30 minutes, so you can even make them spur of the moment. You can also freeze the baked cookies as well as the uncooked dough. When you’re looking for a sweet treat, you’ll be glad when you remember what awaits you in the freezer!

Looking for more pink desserts for Valentine’s Day? These lemon strawberry blondies will give you a taste of spring, even if it’s still the dead of winter where you live on Feb. 14. Fresh strawberries make these super-yummy and pretty, but you could also substitute frozen strawberries or even strawberry jam.

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This vanilla strawberry heart cake is a sweet way to show your Valentine a little love. Make sure you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the perfect shapes.

These four-ingredient strawberry cake mix cookies couldn’t be easier to make, and you can get creative by adding sprinkles of different shapes and colors. The recipe calls for white chocolate chips, but you could also use milk or dark chocolate chips.

Do you have a favorite pink or red Valentine’s Day dessert recipe?

Desserts, Food, Holiday & Seasonal
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