In Response to Re: Cherry Chocolate Cookies:
Everyone is very welcome -- that McCormick website was a treat for me too. Cheri - I love your son's idea and, if possible, I'd like to hear more about it ............. Recently I made a big batch of chocolate cookies and turned them into sandwich cookies -- half with peppermint extract in the frosting and some crushed candy canes. The other half I made with some chopped maraschino cherries. That was "pretty" but had very little flavor.
Posted by Nancy G
For a bit more "cherry" flavor use some almond extract. The almond tastes quite a bit like cherry when used in small doses. I like doing 1/4 almond and 3/4 vanilla up to half and half depending on the recipe.
I just play with the two flavors. It seems if I am doing chocolate...and when am I not doing something with chocolate...I can add a bit more almond. But it also tastes great with vanilla, try it next white or yellow cake you make just add a bit of extract for a little boost in flavor.