Chocolate Chip and Dried Tart Cherry Cookies.
I have shared many versions of cookies here at The CreativeLifeinBetween.
In fact, in some homes (very few indeed), I am known as the Cookie Queen.
And it seems no matter what kind I make, the all-time favorite is the Chocolate Chip Cookie.
I often change it up a little, but when I add dried tart cherries, I know I am going to make at least one guy smile ( who happens to be my youngest son).
So this week, I made a batch that I hope will bring a smile to our busy family as we prepare for exciting days and years ahead.
New homes – growing families – lots of love.
Here is how I make them.
Chocolate Chip and Dried Tart Cherry Cookies
4 sticks (1 lb.) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
5 cups all purpose flour
1 12-oz bags Nestle Chocolate Chunk Morsels (or your favorite)
8-oz Dried Tart Cherries (I used Trader Joe’s)
With electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until completely incorporated. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat until light and fluffy. Add baking soda and salt, and mix another minute. Gradually add flour and beat until well incorporated, but do not overbeat.
Fold in chocolate chunk morsels and dried cherries. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. With your hands, form a cookie dough ball about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Place on baking stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool on baking stone for 5-6 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
Cheers & Hugs,