The #CreativeCookieExchange is at it again– this month the theme is CHOCOLATE and BERRIES! You can’t go wrong with either of those ingredients; combining them might get you extra points in my book. That is what I did in these double chocolate cookies with dried cherries. I started with this favorite brownie cookie recipe (which really is fantastic all by itself) and I added white chocolate chips and dried cherries to round out these chocolate cookies. Add nuts if you wish, a bit of salty crunch would be a nice addition here.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 12 ounces chocolate (I used bittersweet chips)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- Combine the dry ingredients of flour and baking powder. Whisk lightly and set aside.
- Either use a double boiler to melt the butter and chocolate or do so in the microwave on 30 second intervals at half power. Let cool for a few minutes then add the brown sugar and vanilla.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into a larger bowl and mix in the eggs. Slowly add the flour mixture then add the white chocolate chips and the dried cherries.
- While you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, cool the dough in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes.
- Make balls of dough that weigh 1 oz each and bake on baking trays lined with parchment. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on racks.Makes approx 32 cookies.
Recipe adapted from Krystina Castella's book, Crazy about Cookies, page 78
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