Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies

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Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.

Tags: Intermediate, 30 mins, Desserts, Chocolate, Fruit, Rice & Grains, Baking, For the Holidays, New Years, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Holiday Insider's Report 2012
Serves: 36
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 20  minutes
Cooking time: 15  minutes
Total: 35 *  minutes

* cool time=10 minutes

Additional Information

Ingredients

1 bar (300 g) PC Extra Dark Chocolate , coarsley chopped
1/3 cup (75 mL) PC Salted Country Churned Butter , at room temperature
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) no name Pure Vanilla
1/2 cup (125 mL) PC Organics All Purpose Flour - Unbleached
2 tbsp (25 mL) no name Premium Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) no name Baking Powder
3/4 cup (175 mL) dried cherries
3/4 cup (175 mL) PC The Reverse Decadent White Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Arrange oven racks so one is in top third of oven and other in bottom third. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In heatproof bowl set over (not in) saucepan of simmering (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Remove bowl from saucepan. Cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in bowl and using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until crumbly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat 1 minute longer. Scrape side and bottom of bowl; beat another 30 seconds or until mixture is very pale and creamy. Using wooden spoon, stir in cooled chocolate and vanilla until streaky in colour. Before completely mixed in, stir in flour, cocoa and baking powder just until combined. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by generous 1 tbsp (15 mL) amounts onto prepared baking sheets, spacing well apart. Bake both pans at once, one in centre of oven and the other on bottom third of oven, for 9 to 10 minutes, switching the pans half-way, or until crackled on top but not firm to the touch. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool.

Chef's Tips

Substitute chopped almonds or pecans for the cherries if you like.

Nutritional Information

Per serving
Calories 130 Cal
Fat 6 g
Sodium 25 mg
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fibre 1 g
Protein 2 g