So remember how I don’t really like chocolate?
Yeah, I kinda ruined chocolate for myself as a kid. But my dad doesn’t like it either, so maybe it’s genetic?
Every now and then, though, I get a craving. It’s really, really rare. I still would never order a chocolate dessert at a restaurant. No thanks. But once in a blue moon I crave just the tiniest bit of chocolate. Normally this happens when my house is completely void of chocolate, so I end up making cookies like these!
These dark chocolate cookies (which are super similar to my favourite double chocolate cookies) have cherries in them! Dried cherries. I’ve decided they are about 100 times better than dried cranberries. They suck, unless they’re on a salad with cheese and nuts and maybe my almond dressing. We buy them in big bags from Costco, along with the blueberry version, and have them as snacks. But they’re also wonderful in cookies!
These are chewy and soft and most and decadent. You’ll gobble ’em up.
- 1 cup butter
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix flour, cocoa power, baking soda and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries. Roll into balls (the size of a heaping tablespoon) and set on baking sheet.
- Adapted from How Sweet Eats