When the call goes out there is a Cookie Party at Foodie Friends Friday you get in the kitchen and bake some cookies. Thank you Walking on Sunshine Recipies I am a little short on baking supplies right now - no chocolate chips - no nuts - no chocolate baking squares. I went with what I had on hand unsweetened cocoa and maraschino cherries. I picked a great combination of flavors.
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon pure cherry extract
2 tablespoons cream
2 large eggs
1 cup maraschino cherries
Sift together in a small bowl flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and set to the side. Drain and chop maraschino cherries set aside. In a mixing bowl add softened butter, sugars and both extracts and cream. On medium speed beat until creamy. Add one egg at a time mixing until incorporated. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating well. Add cherries by hand. Drop by teaspoon on baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Until Next Time,