Hurray for things covered in chocolate!. This dough makes that perfect “crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside” kind of cookie. You just add the stuff. And this time, it’s chocolate covered sour cherries or….chocolate covered raisins. Let’s change it up from chocolate chip. Seriously. This is like Raisinets in a cookie! Or chocolate covered cherries! Step away from the chocolate chips.
First thing to do is:
- Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I know I said step away from them. Kidding.
- Into the melted chips, stir 1 cup of either dried cherries or raisins
Spread them on to parchment and pop them into the refrigerator while you make your cookie dough.
Well that was easy. Now get your ingredients together.
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups flour
Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Stir the soda and salt into the flour and mix. That’s it. Now….take the raisins or cherries from the refrigerator and break them apart a bit. Stir by hand into your dough. Don’t use the mixer here because they’ll break up too much.
Scoop onto your baking sheet. This makes about two dozen cookies.
Bake at 375 for about 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown. Here’s where I’ll share a super secret tip that a friend taught me years ago. In fact, it got her disqualified from a 4-H baking contest. After your cookies come out of the oven, let them sit for just a minute….and then SLAM the tray on your counter. Chewy cookies accomplished. So tasty. I brought some to my mom today. We sat on the swing outside for a while and just talked. Sweet times. Don’t forget to honor your mama this weekend if you’re lucky enough to still have her.
Milk and cookies are good for the soul. Enjoy.