Tart Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My mom made these cookies last night, using the cookie dough recipe from my White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies that I posted about two weeks ago. She substituted about 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour into the all-purpose flour that I originally used, 1 teaspoon of almond extract, and instead of white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts, she used dark chocolate chunks (that she cut from a large bar of bittersweet chocolate) and tart dried cherries. The sweetness of the dough was cut a bit by the sourness of the cherries, which really went well with the dark chocolate, and the almond, although subtle, added a lot in overall flavor.

My mom would like to add that next time she wouldn’t use the whole wheat pastry flour, because it made the cookies a little heavier than she really wanted. She’s also interested in trying out a combination of white chocolate chips and dried cherries to see what that tastes like. I think that’s a great idea, but want to assure everyone that in this version, both the dough and the baked cookies were very tasty and hard to stop eating!

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3 Responses to “Tart Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies”


  1. 1 Tara Tiara May 2, 2009 at 5:12 am

    yummy these sound awesome!!
    i would totally break them into vanilla ice cream!! (yup still on an ice cream making obsession..)


  1. 1 Pistachio, Cherry, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Plus M&M Cookies!) « Cookies and Candids Trackback on June 12, 2009 at 10:22 pm

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