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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Yield 30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Try this cookie recipe that contrasts the tartness of the cherries with the cocoa and chocolate chips for an elegant, and delicious, addition to your holiday table.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 56 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture. Beat just until combined. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.

  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven; cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.