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Chocolate Jubilees

Rich and fudgy, these cookies make many appearances in care packages I send out. I combined several recipes and added maraschino cherries to come up with this winning recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, oats, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Transfer to a larger bowl if necessary. Stir in chocolate chips, cherries and almonds if desired.
  • Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 348 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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