I really relate to the cookie monster in this video
So, welcome back to real life after a beautiful summer! All of a sudden, I'm wrapped in a belted knit sweater instead of a flimsy tank top, drinking a pumpkin latte with an extra shot of expresso...so please excuse any extra exclamation points!!!
I'm excited. I love going back to school, and writing a new list of goals and sticking them to my fridge. School isn't in full swing yet, and I have a ton of dinners arranged at friend's houses lined up. I love bringing drop cookies as a hostess gift because, really, who doesn't like cookies?
I wouldn't be friends with them if they didn't like cookies.
The dark chocolatey, spiciness of the cookies makes them feel grown up, but they aren't too over the top. The spice is more of a Je ne sais quoi... they are more complex than spicy. These also fall in to the crispy outside, chewy middle texture of cookies that I love so much.
This dough also freezes extremely well, and takes about 30-40 minutes to de-thaw. Like most drop cookie recipes, this is pretty versatile. You could switch out the cherries for something else (dried blueberries?), or even add in some nuts.
Cray Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Adapted from All Recipes
Prep: 10, Cook: 8-10 Yields: about 32 big cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup diced dried cherries
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, chile powder, cornstarch baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
3. Fold in the white chocolate chips and dried cherries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are set. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.