Chocolate & Cherry Cookies

Chocolate & Cherry cookies
Recipe by Dragon

Chocolate and cherries are a perfect combination and these cookies are a delightful vehicle for these flavours. These cookies are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle....just like a perfect cookie should be. If you want to make these cookies a little more 'adult', soak the cherries in a little Kirsch for 1/2 hour and drain before adding them to the dough. You're welcome. ;) Enjoy!

Makes 24 cookies

1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350F and place the racks in the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

2. In a large bowl, cream the sugars and butter. Add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until incorporated.

3. Add the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined. Fold in the cherries and dark chocolate chips.

4. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place the dough balls on the baking sheets, equally spaced to have 12 per sheet.  Press down on each cookie to flatten slightly. Bake for 12-15 minutes, switch positions of baking sheets halfway through baking. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. .


Spencer said...

Looks delicious! I love a good cookie and this recipe looks awesome.

Patsyk said...

Those are my kind of cookies!

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