Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (see note)
1 cup dried cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup Demerara sugar (white sugar also works)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Melt butter in a second small bowl in a microwave or a small saucepan over low heat.Allow butter to cool to room temperature. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract.Stir butter mixture into flour mixture just until combined. The dough will be very thick.
Fold chocolate chips and cherries into the dough until evenly distributed. Shape into generous 2-inch balls using a cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon measure.
Roll balls in Demerara sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 – 14 minutes or until cookies are cracked, but still soft. They will not look completely done, but they’ll cook a little more after being removed from the oven.
Let cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.
Copyright 2014 Barb Szyszkiewicz for Cook and Count.
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