Spumoni Chunk Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Cherries, chocolate and pistachios transform sugar cookie mix into a flavorful "spumoni" burst.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1
cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1
cup salted dry-roasted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in cherries, chocolate chunks and nuts.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (or use level 3 tablespoon-size scoop) about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.

Expert Tips

""Over the past year I fell in love with pistachio, which led me to spumoni ice cream...Delicious! I wanted to incorporate those flavors into a cookie."

Can't get enough spumoni? Serve cookies with a dish of spumoni ice cream.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.