Recipe by kitchenslave03
From Everyday Food. I haven't tried these yet, but am planning adding to my Holiday cookie baskets. Update: Thanks to Gayla's kind review I had to make these NOW. Soooo glad I did, some of the best cookies I've ever made. Almost like a chocolate covered cherry cookie. Maybe I just make big cookies, but I only ended up with about 24, and 11 1/2 minutes was just the right bake time for my oven.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried cherries
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350. Line three baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- Place chopped chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; whisk in sugars, then eggs til smooth.
- Whisk in dry ingredients just until combined (do not overmix). Fold in chocolate chunks and cherries; press plastic wrap onto surface of dough and refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes.
- Drop mounds of dough (equal to 2 level tablespoons), about 2 inches apart, onto prepared sheets. Bake just until edges are firm (but not darkening) 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.