White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

As if chocolate and cherries weren't already a great pair, these cookies shine with white chocolate chips.

Yield:

42 cookies

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 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

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

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:

November 2007