Salted Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies
I’ve been on a big fruit in cookie kick lately. Maybe it’s because the grocery stores are chock full of fresh fruit, I’ve got fruit on the mind. Usually dried cranberries are my go-to for cookies … because they are more delicious than raisins. I was looking for cookie inspiration yesterday, and we had fresh fruit for dessert Uncle Jimmy style (aka. soaked in booze), over cherry gelato. It was amazing. So I had cherry on the mind, and figured cherry and milk chocolate was a good combo.
- 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 12 ounces chocolate chunks
- 1 cup dried cherries
- Coarse sea salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla and eggs.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
Step 3: I didn’t have chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, but I did find a giant Hersheys bar in the pantry so I chopped that up into rough chunks. I think using regular chocolate chips or the Nestle chocolate chunks is a better way to go so that they are more evenly distributed through the dough. Add chocolate into the mix.
Step 4: Add in dried cherries.
Step 5: Scoop even-sized balls of dough onto a sil-pat or parchment lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with a dash of coarse sea salt. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
These cookies turned out alright. They taste absolutely delicious, but they look a little flat. I think using more even size chunks of chocolate would be better next time so that there is an even distribution among all the cookies. I might even try it with white chocolate chips. Maybe even throw some booze in there, Uncle Jimmy style. Why not right?