Monday, February 2, 2009

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I got this recipe from, but I made some changes. They were a big hit! Here's the recipe with the changes included.

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 to 2 cups dried sour cherries, firmly packed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well combined. Add the flour mixture, and beat on low speed, until just combined. Do not overbeat.

With a wooden spoon, fold in chocolate and cherries. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto Silpat-covered baking sheet. Bake 11 minutes, or until edges are set, taking care not to overbake. Cool on baking sheet.

1 comment:

Anna Hampton said...

So yummy! Thanks Meghan!