Sunday, August 1, 2010

Double chocolate cherry cookies

Double chocolate cherry cookies / Cookies duplos de chocolate e cerejas secas

If you’re looking for a good and quick cookie recipe, this is for you: the cookies
turned out delicious and take almost no time to bake – I had just mixed the dough (half the recipe below) when my sister called, asking if I wanted to go to the movies with her; the movie session was going to start in 40 minutes, and we would need at least 20 to arrive at the mall. Cookies baked and cooling, hair in a ponytail and off we went – there was even enough time to buy popcorn. :)

Double chocolate cherry cookies
from Australian Gourmet Traveller

1 cup + 2 ½ tablespoons (261g) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (218g) caster sugar
¾ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (150g) brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 vanilla bean, scraped seeds only, or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups + 2 tablespoons (300g) all purpose flour
1 cup (90g) Dutch-process cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
140g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped
1 cup (145g) dried cherries

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Beat butter and sugars in an electric mixer until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes), add eggs and vanilla and beat well to combine. Sift over flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, stir to combine, then stir in chocolate and sour cherries.
Roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into rough balls, flatten slightly and place on prepared sheets 5cm (2in) apart. Bake until puffed and starting to set (8-9 minutes). Cool slightly on sheets then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.
Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes 3 dozen – I halved the recipe above, used ½ tablespoon (rounded) of dough per cookie and got 40

18 comments:

Victoria said...

They look so delicious!!
Just my kind of cookie! :)

Yolanda said...

I love feeling the taste of butter in cookies and the easiness to handle the dough. For sure, putting chocolate and cherries together must take you straight to heaven.

Gorgeous! Thanks for this lovely recipe!

Yolanda.

Satya said...

hi patricia,
ur double chocolate cookies look so bewitching...and that too in just 20 minutes!! i have to try these

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Moogie said...

I just happened upon your lovely blog. I'm now your newest follower.

mari said...

Awesome! I love quick and easy recipes, especially during the summertime.

By the way, I made those Cocoa Brownies you posted a while back (in June, I think). omg. omg. omg. They are killer amazing!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious

Sweet & Savory Summer said...

So quick yet they look so delicious: and how can you go wrong with chocolate and cherry!?! YUM!

Abby said...

I make something similar at Christmas; the combo of cherry and chocolate is one of my favorites!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

You must have been rolling the balls of dough pretty fast.

Whenever the dough calls to be rolled,it takes me a long time to finish the whole thing, maybe because I love my cookies to be smaller.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Such a pretty photo, Patricia! And I love chocolate with cherries.

Katie said...

They look delicious! Love the choc cherry combo and they look lovely and soft and chewy.

my little expat kitchen said...

I'm looking for a good and quick cookies recipe :) Thanks!
Magda

The Urban Baker said...

ohhhh...I could smell these off the page! these look delish. and there is nothing better than a cherry-chocolate combo! x

Brilynn said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate and cherries! Those look great!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Victoria, thank you for stopping by!

Yolanda, cherries go so well with chocolate, I agree with you.
Thank YOU for visiting!

Satya, very quick, indeed! Thank you!

Moogie, thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog!

Mari, how are you, sweetie?
I'm so glad to hear about those brownies - tks for letting me know how they turned out!
xoxo

Torview, thank you!

Sweet & Savory Summer, thank you for visiting! And I agree with you - there's no way of going wrong putting chocolate and cherries together! :D

Abby, mine too!
Thank you!

Wendy, this is a good dough to work with. :)

Xiaolu, thank you, darling!
xx

Katie, thank you! These are soft in the center, yum!

Magda, thank you for stopping by!

Susan, I love dried cherries, could get addicted to them! :)
Thank you, darling!
xx

Brilynn! How are you, sweetie?
Thank you!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm they look so nice and soft.

Emma @CakeMistress said...

Oh fantastic! These are made by Australia's Bourke Street Bakery and I can vouch for their addictive and rich chocolately qualities.
By accident, mine were made with Aztec choc with a slight orange zest and spices flavour, and they were spectacular.
Highly recommend these cookies!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ashley, thank you!

Emma, that is great! Tks for sharing your thoughts on the recipe - and I'm now drooling over your version, I absolutely love chocolate and orange together!

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