Thursday, July 12

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Fern Glen Inn • www.ferngleninn.blogspot.com

There are few true emergencies on a sunny Thursday afternoon, but when I posted a photo of these cookies on our facebook page, I created one. These chewy, crackled gems caught the attention of some friends and guests who deserve to indulge in this chocolatey goodness. Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies recipe needed stat! So here it is...

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Makes about 18 cookies 

These moist, chewy cookies get their "double chocolate" moniker from the cocoa powder and the chocolate chips, but you could make these "triple" by replacing half the regular chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. You can omit the dried cherries or replace them with nuts, but they add a bright note and extra chewiness. 
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • scant 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup plain natural yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugars, yogurt and vanilla extract. Sift the cocoa powder over top and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir to just combine. Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.

Drop the dough in mounds, a scant 2 tablespoons for each cookie, onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing 2" apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies are dry and slightly cracked. Let the cookies cool the sheets for 10 minutes then transfer them to the rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Serve warm or at room temperature. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze for longer storage. If they last that long.

5 comments:

Triple-t said...

i will take a dozen

Jackie said...

If you make your own batch, you can have a dozen and a half! :)

Marc Zee said...

Yes, please. Great recipe, I will have to have our in house baker (my girlfriend) attempt these soon. I am a huge fan of chocolate cookies, and am really interested in what they would taste like with the cherry additive. Pretty awesome, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jackie said...

Hi Marc, thanks for the comment! Did your girlfriend make these yet? If so, let me know what you think!

Marc Zee said...

No she hasn't yet, but it's my fault as I have yet to make the attempt at buying the cherries. I just added them to my shopping list,as well as added a link to this recipe to add to our Bescover social media recipe suggestions.These look too good to not share. Thanks again.