Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

For a festive variation on the usual chocolate chip cookie, serve these sweet treats studded with dried cherries, chocolate chips and pecans. The cherries add the perfect zip and make these cookies hard to resist. Ideal for sharing with friends.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried sour or sweet cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add vanilla and eggs and beat again until combined. Sift together flours, salt and baking soda in a second bowl then add to butter mixture and beat again. Stir in chocolate chips, cherries and pecans then cover and chill for 1 hour.

Drop chilled dough by rounded tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to let cool before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 cookie, 170 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 2g protein
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