This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays (SMS) recipe was chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures: Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies. I'm not exactly sure why they're considered double dark chocolate, as the chocolate chips used in the recipe are semisweet, not dark/bittersweet. These are basically chocolate chocolate chip cookies with dried cherries.
These cookies were about as easy to make as any other cookie. There is quite a bit of refrigeration time required for them, however, so be sure to plan ahead.
I'm typically not a fan of chocolate based cookies (with the exception of chocolate malted whopper drops and world peace cookies) but enjoyed these quite a bit. I actually don't think that I would have liked these cookies without the cherries - they add a really great flavor to them. I loved the cherries so much that next time I think I would add 1/2 cup instead of 1/3 cup.
Thanks Megan, for choosing this recipe - I loved it! If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the SMS Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about these chocolatey treats.
* Recipe tips:
- I would recommend adding 1/2 cup of dried cherries to the dough.
- I baked my cookies on a baking stone and they were done after exactly 15 minutes. I let them cool on the baking stone for about 5 minutes before removing them to a rack to cool.
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