Saturday, 20 August 2011

Cherry Chocolate Cookies



I made these when some friends came round last weekend, and there weren't any left, so they must have been appreciated! It's a variant on my usual cookie recipe (aren't they all?) but I used dark molasses sugar for an extra depth of flavour, which I think worked really well with the chocolate. You could throw in some chocolate chips for extra decadence (probably half to one cup would be about right).


Cherry Chocolate Cookies
Makes approx. 24 cookies

3 cups flour
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 cup molasses sugar
2/3 cup soft brown sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
250g butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups glace cherries (halved)

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter, and add to the bowl along with the eggs and vanilla essence.
  4. Knead together into a soft dough.
  5. Add the cherries and knead until evenly distributed.
  6. Use a desert spoon to scoop out cookie mixture, form into a ball between your fingers, and arrange on baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until starting to firm.
  8. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


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9 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Your recipes are always so delicious-sounding. Glace cherries and chocolate...yum!

Rachel said...

Sounds really yummy!

Jenny Woolf said...

They look good. You always find delicious recipes!

Dave King said...

I'm drooling - having just been warned off sugar!

Kel said...

These sound so good. I love cherry chocolate cake, but never thought to make it into a cookie. Yum!

madrassi said...

I love to have these cookies. I always like having chocolate cookies... and this one seems delicious in taste.

Have a nice day :)

Fly Girl said...

Rachel what are you trying to do to me? Cherries and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations but I don't need a decadent recipe like this to give me an excuse to have it all the time!

Jenn Erickson said...

Rachel, the combination of the chocolate, molasses and cherries sounds absolutely phenomenal. What a perfect cookie! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!

Jenn

Charlotte said...

Yum! Those look delicious, Rachel :) And I'm sure they were a hit if there weren't any left over!

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