Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 56mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

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

  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.
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