Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Prep:
15 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Easy
Yields:
24 cookies (2 dozen)

This Chewy Cherry Chocolate Cookie recipe brings two great tastes together. Bits of sweet black cherries are surrounded by a chewy chocolate cookie. A hint of black pepper adds an extra kick of flavor. Perfect for any occasion when you'd like to add a special flair and something your guests will love to talk about.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups * (16 oz. total) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) dried cherries, chopped

Directions

MICROWAVE 1 1/2 cups chunks in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Chunks may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 - 15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Beat sugar, brown sugar, sour cream and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add melted chocolate; stir until blended. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in dried cherries and remaining chunks. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease baking sheets.

DROP dough by level 1/4 cup measure, 3 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. (Dough is easier to handle when well chilled.)

BAKE for 15 to 16 minutes or until edges are firm and center is set. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*1 3/4 cups (11.5 oz. pkg.) plus 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/24 cookies (2 dozen) of recipe
  • Calories 250
  • Calories from Fat 90

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 11g 16%
  • Saturated Fat 6g 31%
  • Cholesterol 30mg 10%
  • Sodium 160mg 7%
  • Carbohydrates 40g 13%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 28g
  • Protein 3g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 6%

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