I always find it sad when a magazine stops being published – I think of all the people that might be out of work and that breaks my heart...
This recipe comes from Gourmet’s website – it’s a shame the magazine is gone, but at least there’s some really good online material for nostalgic days.
Cherry chocolate chippers
2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
170g (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
¾ cup (132g) packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
336g (12oz) dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) chunks
1 cup (145g) dried tart cherries
Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended and add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended well, then mix in chocolate chips and cherries with a wooden spoon.
Put 1 leveled tablespoon of dough 3.75cm (1 ½ in) apart on prepared sheets and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden around edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
Makes 5 dozen – I halved the recipe above and got 28 cookies