I made these cookies for a friend’s birthday party over the summer and they were a big hit. They are constantly requested and are becoming a Daisy signature! I have made them so many times that I barely need to look at the recipe anymore. I originally found the recipe on Epicurious.com and have altered it to my liking.
My version of these cookies come out chewier than the original recipe (I also add more chocolate!). I purchase dried cherries in bulk so that I can make these cookies year round. The pop of cherry is a nice little surprise which complements the chocolate chunks quite nicely.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 oz fine-quality semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup chocolate morsels
- 1 cup dried cherries
- Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.
- Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Beat together butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, add eggs 1 at a time, beating until combined well.
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, until just combined. Add chocolate chunks, morsels, and cherries. Mix until just incorporated.
- Drop two tablespoons of dough about one inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake, until puffed and set, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.