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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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

Ingredients:

  • 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.