Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lots of Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Cookies. Where would I be without cookies? The same place I'd be without chocolate. (It's a very scary place.)

I must admit that I love making cookies at the beginning of the week and having them as a snack for the rest of the week. (Or as long as they last. Sometimes only 2 days...I DO share you know!)
Not only do I love the taste of cookies, I also enjoy that they come in so many varieties. It would probably take two lifetimes to make all the cookie recipes in the world. Don't you think so? Well, if you would just like to make one recipe for now and want something a little different, try these yummy cookies with lovely dried cherries in them!
Lots of Chocolate Cherry Cookies (adapted from allrecipes.com)
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (I left out this ingredient bc I don't like coffee)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cherries

Directions
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. (I baked without parchment paper and I think that's why mine came out so crispy.)              
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.               
Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy.               
Beat the egg, coffee granules, and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture until blended.               
Change the speed to low and pour in the flour mixture. Beat until just combined.
Stir in semisweet mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and dried cherries.               
Drop spoonfuls of the dough two inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.             
Bake 10 to 12 minutes per batch in the preheated oven, until cookies are just becoming firm.               
Let cool on baking sheets for two minutes.              
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.               
Bake well and prosper!

1 comment:

  1. These look gorgeous! I love dried cherries and they sound great with the chocolate too.

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