Chocolate Chip Cookies

The tart cherries and pistachios make these really stand out.
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 T light corn syrup
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips, bittersweet or semi-sweet
  • 3/4 cup shelled, toasted, chopped natural pistachios
  • 3/4 cup tart dried cherries, chopped

  • Position oven racks in upper and lower 1/3 of oven. Heat to 375°. Butter 2 baking sheets. Whisk together flour and baking soda. Beat till light and fluffy: butter and 2 sugars. Beat in corn syrup, add milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. Beat just till smooth. Blend in chocolate chips, cherries and pistachios.
    Shape dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on baking sheet. Flatten to approx 3/4"
    Place both baking sheets in oven. Bake 4 minutes, then switch pans to other position and bake 3 minutes. Cookies should be light golden brown.
    Cool on baking sheets for 3 minutes then cool completely on wire racks. Makes 4-5 dozen.