Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I love these chocolate cherry cookies! This Cooking Light recipe definitely makes a "grown-up", sophisticated cookie. I don't make these for my kids. But, I do make them for dessert when I have friends over for dinner or throw a hostess party. The tartness of the dried cherries pairs beautifully with the deep, rich flavor of the dark chocolate. Enjoy!

1/3 c. all purpose flour
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbl butter, melted
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. dried cherries (NOT dried cranberries)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 c. high quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350F

Combine both flours, rolled oats, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl; stir with a whisk.

In another bowl, combine melted butter with brown sugar and stir until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture and mix until well blended. Add dried cherries, vanilla and egg; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 10 - 12 minutes.

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