February 20, 2010

Sugar Rush: Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Cherries

Oh well, I know, these cookies are extremely unhealthy and we should never ever eat them. For me it is one of those days when the craving for something chocolaty, sweet, and chewy wins. Fighting my weakness, guilt and shame, I present you the cookies, I baked today

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup dried sour cherries or cranberries
  • 4 oz semi-sweet or bitter sweet chocolate
  • 12 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
 Step 1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and the salt together in a medium bowl. Combine the oats, pecans, cherries, and the chocolate in a second bowl.

Step2. In a large bowl, whisk together with electric mixer the butter and the sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla until incorporated.

Step 3. Slowly add the flour and the oat-chocolate mixes.
Step 4: Using an 1/4 cup spoon, roll the dough into balls and lay them on the baking sheets, lined with parchment paper. Flatten the cookies to 1-inch thickness.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the cookie sheets on the upper-middle and low-middle racks. Bake the cookies  for 20- 25 minutes, switching and rotating the baking sheets halfway through baking. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes.
The recipe is from "The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book".
 And it is getting even better :)
 and better ...

1 comment:

  1. These cookies have been anointed as the best cookies in the world by several people I know. Enough said.