Rating: 4.5 stars
73 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 5 star values: 54

Category winner: Desserts."I love chocolate and cherry flavors together, and I found great dried cherries from Maine for this recipe. I also used bittersweet instead of milk chocolate: Not only does it have less sugar, but it has a deeper flavor, too." —Marcie Dixon, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Marcie Dixon, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2010

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 88mg; calcium 15mg.
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