Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate's Cherry Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here it is, folks, the recipe I promised you. You won't find it anywhere else, because I made it up, but feel free to share it. Happy Holidays – Kate Gallison

Cherry Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes to mix, ten minutes to bake
Makes 6 dozen


3 sticks butter, softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, rum, or Curacao
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/8 tsp baking soda
3/8 tsp salt
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla or other flavoring and beat until fluffy.

In another bowl, thoroughly whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add chips, nuts, and cherries, and combine with butter mixture until well blended.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake ten minutes. Remove from oven, let set for a minute, and transfer to a cooling rack.

Yum. They keep very well, too, in a sealed tin, so if you don't give them away you can munch on them all winter.

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