Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Blog, Cookies, Desserts, Favorites | 0 comments

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine (like a burgundy)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dried sour cherries

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt then set aside.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar about 3 minutes or until fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla, and wine and mix well.  Add flour mixture, mixing each just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries. Refrigerate dough for a few hours until firm.

Place the dough on a clean work surface and divide in half.  Roll out into logs about 12 inches long.  Refrigerate for about an hour. Dough can be frozen for a month if wrapped well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line baking sheets.  Cut dough into 1-inch slices.  Place cookies 1 & 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.  Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cookies look just baked.  Do not overbake.

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