This Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookie recipe brings two great tastes together. Bits of sweet black cherries are surrounded by a chewy chocolate cookie. A hint of black pepper adds an extra kick of flavor. Perfect for any occasion when you'd like to add a special flair and something your guests will love to talk about.
- 2 1/2 cups * (16 oz. total) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pkg. (6 oz.) dried cherries, chopped
MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups chunks in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Chunks may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 - 15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.
COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Beat sugar, brown sugar, sour cream and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add melted chocolate; stir until blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in dried cherries and remaining chunks. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease baking sheets.
DROP dough by level 1/4 cup measure, 3 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. (Dough is easier to handle when well chilled.)
BAKE for 15 to 16 minutes or until edges are firm and center is set. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
*1 3/4 cups (11.5 oz. pkg.) plus 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks.
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chewy cherry chocolate cookies
It tells you to use a 1/4 cup of batter, it is a big cookie. I made a smaller cookie with the last of the batter and it was great. I forgot to butter the cookie sheet for the last batch and they didn't burn or anything. I used a air bake cookie sheet. You can get a small after taste of the black pepper. Friends/co-workers loved them. They are good but not worth the extra money for the special chocolate chips the recipe calls for.
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