Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Makes: About 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons espresso granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups dried cherries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, espresso granules, and salt in a bowl and set aside.  
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter for several minutes until light and fluffy.  Combine the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl and add to the butter/sugar mixture gradually.  Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.  Slowly add the flour/cocoa mixture until just combined.  Make sure not to over mix.
  4. Remove bowl from the stand and stir in chocolate chips and cherries using a wooden spoon.  Using a tablespoon (or something equivalent) drop the dough onto the baking sheets placing the cookies about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  5. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!