Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Cookies
La Force Stevens

These cookies, a recipe from Clos du Bois ambassador Katie Lee, are a perfect Valentine's Day treat for a special someone, friends, or family. Pair them with Clos du Bois Rouge for a great combination of flavors.

Ready in
35 m
18
Servings
260
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 Cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 Ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Using nonstick spray, grease 2 baking sheets, or line them with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Using a handheld electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate and cherries with a wooden spoon.

Scoop by the heaping tablespoonful onto the baking sheets. Bake until golden and chewy, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
64µg
7%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.4%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
40mg
4%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Folic acid
24µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
22mg
5%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
75mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
117mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.5%
Sodium
152mg
6%
Sugars, added
22g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.2%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%

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