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.
1 cup dried sour or sweet cherries, roughly chopped
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs and beat again until combined, about 1 minute. Sift together flours, salt and baking soda in a second bowl then add to butter mixture and beat just until combined, about 1 minute. Gently stir in chocolate chips, cherries and pecans then cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Drop chilled dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the 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.
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 cookie, 170 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 2g protein.
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