The slight tartness of the dried cherries, the bitterness of the cocoa, the saltiness of the white chocolate and the overall sweetness of these cookies make for the perfect combination!
Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Time: 10 minutes active, 30 minutes chilling, 30 minutes baking (70 minutes total)
2½ sticks of butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup cocoa
2 cups flour
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups chocolate chips
1½ cups white chocolate chips
1½ cups dried cherries
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray (or spritz with canola oil then lightly dust with flour).
2. Using a pastry blender, cream together the butter and sugars. Blend in the eggs and vanilla.
3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gently fold into the butter/sugar mixture until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and dried cherries.
4. Chill the batter for 30 minutes (or more) in the refrigerator. Form balls from roughly 1-tbsp of batter. Drop onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until baked through. (They should still look moist in the middle, but not overly gooey and wet.)
Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!