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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

These rich, fudgy cookies from Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. “It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch,” she laughs, “because we eat them all in one night!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate and cherries.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 10 cookies.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 156 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.