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Drunken Cherry Pistachio Cookies

Drunken Cherry Pistachio Cookies

Stacey Thimmes - The Sugar Coated Cottage
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 44 mins
Total Time 59 mins
Course Cookie
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup Kirsch cherry liqueur
  • 3/4 cup salted pistachio nuts
  • 3/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • GARNISH optional:
  • 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup melted white chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment, set aside.
  • Soak dried cherries in Kirsch the day before, the kirsch will reduce over time as it is absorbed by cherries.
  • When ready to start making the cookies pour cherry mixture over a strainer and let set for 10-15 minutes, the cherries should be wet to the touch but not dripping wet.
  • Set aside.
  • In large bowl add the flour and baking soda, mix well to combine, set aside.
  • In the bowl of mixture cream the butter and sugars.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  • With mixture on low add in the flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
  • By hand fold in the white chocolate chips, cherries and pistachios.
  • Using standard cookie scoop, scoop dough onto cookie sheet.
  • Roll each dough mound into a ball and flatten with palm of your hand.
  • Bake until golden brown on the edges, about 11-12 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool completely.
  • Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
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