The Great Cookie Experiment – Chocolate Cherry Cookies

So for those of you who follow the experiments last week Julie explained how she and I both made versions of a chocolate fruit and chips cookie.  Hers was chocolate, raspberry and vanilla chips and I went for a chocolate, cherry and dark chips version.  To be honest I liked both versions, but I preferred the dark chocolate chips and would put that in either one.  Or, perhaps, try a mix of vanilla chips and dark chocolate.  Either way these are both smashing cookies, and there’s fruit in there…so at least fractionally healthy right?

Double Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Double Cherry Chocolate Cookies

3/4 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped sweet cherries

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup wheat flour

2 teaspoons Ultra Gel

3/4 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups dark chocolate baking chips (alt: 1 cup vanilla baking chips and 1 cup dark chocolate baking chips)

Cream butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into creamed mixture. Fold in baking chips and cherries. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Cookies will puff during baking and flatten as they cool. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.

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