Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
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.

Yield:

30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

Note:

Julie Grimes Bottcher,

December 2005
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