White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Cherries and chocolate are a winning combination in White Chocolate Cherry Cookies--so are the extra dosages of chocolate. These rich drop cookies are baked with unsweetened cocoa, melted semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.

Yield:

42 cookies (serving size: 2 cookies)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Fat 14 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 88 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cherries

Preparation

1. Center rack in oven and preheat to 350°F. In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on high until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition; add melted chocolate. With mixer on low, gradually add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture. Stir in white chocolate and cherries.

2. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Note:

December 2011