Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two great things about fruits and vegetables that are in season - they taste their best and they are cheap! I've been buying cherries lately because I can actually afford them at their in-season summer price (poor college student) and they are so SWEET and PERFECT. Experimenting with baking is my goal for the next few weeks, and these chocolaty and tart treats are the first success story! I love the way the fresh cherries taste with the semi-sweet chocolate chips. The chocolate chips aren't as sweet as milk chocolate and the cherries are sweet but tart, so these cookies don't taste like a mouth full of straight sugar. They're just the right amount of sweet :)





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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fresh cherries and semi-sweet chocolate chips come together to create the perfect sweet and tart cookie!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Fresh cherries
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
1. Mix white flour, wheat flour, baking soda, and salt. 2. In a separate bowl mix granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix in the egg. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until fully combined.3. Remove the cherry seeds and coarsely chop the cherries. Stir cherries and chocolate chips into batter mixture.4. Scoop heaping tablespoons of batter onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F. Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 32 cookies
Adapted from the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.


Mix both flours, salt, and baking powder and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mmmm I'll admit I eat this form of the cookie batter sometimes. Sugar and butter and vanilla. So wrong but so right.

Mix in the egg!

Gradually add flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture and mix until fully combined.

Cut out the seeds out of the cherries. This is kind of tedious, but obviously necessary. Just eat a cherry or two as you're cutting and you'll stay happy.

Coarsely chop the cherries so they are in perfect bit-sized cookie pieces.

Ah the best parts! I'm a BIG chocolate chip cookie fan. They remind me of the holidays because we always make at least 5 batches around Christmas time. The cherries give these cookies a nice summer flavor though :)

Scoop heaping tablespoons on batter onto the cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes! I always line my cookie sheet with aluminum foil, which makes clean-up easy!


Take advantage of the BEAUTIFUL summer cherries and bake these cookies! I had a few of my friends taste test them and they definitely got the stamp of approval. Chocolaty and tart and sweet, all in one!

6 comments:

  1. Kyle would love these! he's always buying fresh cherries :) these sound delicious jocey

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  2. I'll bet you all have wonderful cherries up there in Wisconsin!

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  3. I made these w/ granulated honey and raw sugar and the dough is soo good that they may not get baked. Well, they are in the oven now. Can't wait.

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    1. I am SUCH a sucker for cookie dough! I hope the finished product was as delicious as the dough :)

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  4. Omgggg those look great!! I love love love the step by step photos!

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    1. Thank you, Anne! My goal is to make the recipes as easy to understand and recreate as possible!

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