Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cookie of the Day: Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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, egg; beat well.

With a mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture.

Beat just until combined.

Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or just until set.

Remove from oven; cool on pan 5 minutes.

Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Cooking Light, December 2005
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