Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Using a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set it aside.
Using either a stand mixer, or a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened butter for 1 minute, until smooth.
Add the sugars, and continue to mix for 1-1½ minutes until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, vanilla, almond flavor, and cherry juice. Mix until well combined.
Lower the mixer speed to medium and add the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated.
Add the pink food coloring, and mix just until the color is even.
Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips.
Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Space the dough 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just golden. Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.