Monday, May 10, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Divine Dark Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

I just love the title of Bree Despain's book The Dark Divine.  It sets the luscious tone of the book from the get-go and hints of the deep emotions that are between its pages. Nothing is more divine and dark than chocolate.  One taste of these chewy and rich cookies and you'll be hooked.

Divine Dark Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1  1/2 cups  flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 cup dried cherries

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Do not overmix.  Stir in oats, cherries and chocolate.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lined or lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until bottom edges are lightly browned. Cool on pans for a few minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

1 comment:

  1. +JMJ+

    Hi, Christy! =) I posted a Double Brownies recipe for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee this week:


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