Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- 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.