It’s been a few weeks since I sent a care package up to my son at the University so I thought it would be a good idea to send him one first thing tomorrow morning. In G’s care package I will send some homemade Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies, assorted teas, and some vegetarian instant meals that he can make while he is busy studying. There might even be a few dollars tucked in the box for spending on whatever he wants :).
My Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies are made with dark chocolate chips, extra dark cocoa powder, chocolate extract and tart little Montmorency cherries. And no, I’m not that nice of a mom. Trust me, he’s not getting all of these wonderful cookies… Half of them will stay at home. Enjoy! Tessa
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 sticks or 1 cup butter (softened)
- 5 Tbls. extra dark cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp chocolate extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 10 oz. dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cherries (coarsely chopped)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone liner. In a large mixing bowl with a mixer, blend together all the ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips. Mix well. Fold in the dark chocolate chips. Drop the dough using a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop onto the cookie sheets. Bake for about 12 – 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes about 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.