Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

These drop cookies can be mixed and baked in no time with pantry staples. They turn out chocolatey, chewy and perfect for a last minute sweet treat for gifting, or keeping.
By Dianna Muscari

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These Chocolate-Cherry Cookies are so simple and really yummy. I love the combo of chocolate and cherry together, and currently, I happen to enjoy anything and everything with a little tartness.

I’m a fan of any cookie that comes together super fast with pantry staples {we almost always have dried fruit of some kind, so that’s a pantry staple to me}. Not to mention, drop cookies. Scoop, plop and bake. Love. They turn out chocolatey, chewy and perfect for a last minute sweet treat for gifting {or keeping!}.

Chocolate-Cherry Cookies
 
These drop cookies can be mixed and baked in no time with pantry staples. They turn out chocolatey, chewy and perfect for a last minute sweet treat for gifting, or keeping. Adapted from Cooking Light
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Recipe Type: Baking
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup {5 tablespoons} butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup dried cherries
  • 3 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 a baking pans by lining with parchment paper or using a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and mix until well incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture until just combined. Stir in dried cherries and mini chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure, place balls of dough about 2 inches apart on the baking pan. Bake for about 12 minutes, until just set. {They'll seem undercooked when you take them out, but they'll become more solid as they cool.}
  6. Remove pan from oven and allow cookies to cool a bit before moving them to a wire rack so they don't fall apart.
 

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