Sunday, 5 April 2009

Chocolate and Cherry Cookies

So they had a very pretty plate of cookies in the book. More to the freaking point. They were ROUND. I was suspicious. Very suspicious. But I went with it. They did have a few quirks to the usual chocolate chip cookie, and you know what? I think this may replace my existing recipe as "The One". The texture is a bit nicer, the only drawback being that they are that bit smaller and they don't spread so you do have to do what I did if you want them to be pretty. Instructions to follow on that. But check this out, they had dried cherries in this, AND MY SISTER HAD THEM AND SURVIVED!! She of the dried fruit hate at them. *WOOHOO!!*

Chocolate and Cherry Cookies
75g butter
75g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar (WOW I FORGOT TO ADD THIS!!! Umm... the recipe doesn't need it.)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
175g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
50g dried cherries chopped in half
100g chocolate chips

1. Grease the greaseproof.
2. Butter, sugar, add egg, add vanilla, add cherries, add flour and baking powder, add half the chocolate chips.
3. Place in teaspoon sized heaps on the greaseproof, sprinkle over remaining chocolate chips and flatten.
4. Bake for 10 minutes at Gas Mark 4 till golden.

My adjustments. One, don't do the sprinkle of chocolate chips - they go all over the place and look kinda alien. Just mix them all in like you normally would. Two, these babies don't spread. Well maybe they would if I added the rest of the sugar but I doubt it. But, they make kinda weird cookie shapes if you follow the recipe. I suggest you do what I did to achieve the round little baby at the top of the page - put in a freezer bag, roll into a sausage and put in the freezer to chill. Slice them out (24 cookies in total) and whilst they do squish a little as you slice, you can reshape with your fingers before you bake. (Is it just me or is there a generation who remembers Cher in Clueless with the cut and bake cookies - "Thunk" she didn't bother cutting...)
Anyway, pretty cookies result. xx

1 comment:

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds yummy, looks delicious, I enjoy your writing style.