I’m not exactly sure how I went from Clafouti to Chocolate Cookies.  Sometimes things just happen, I guess.  And as I sit here with chocolate and cherry and more chocolate, I think I’m glad it took the turn it did.  These are some pretty good cookies!  The original recipe comes from the Northwest Cherries website.

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 48 sweet fresh cherries, pitted
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Heat oven to 350°.

Combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa. With electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until well blended. Add egg and vanilla.  Beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Scoop dough into 1-inch balls, placing 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press cherry into center of each cookie.

In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

Cool and enjoy.

They are even better than they sound – and they sound fantastic!

The cookies are slightly cakey, with a sweet cherry burst, and that creamy dark chocolate finish.

I’ve already eaten four of them.  I think I have room for one more…