Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
I almost made it two weeks eating healthy. I mean, I love salad, but I guess I love dessert more…
I made these for my daughter Pia who, even at the tender age of three, has a real chocolate issue! And even though these are dark and rich, she loves them, and chose them over regular chocolate chip!
When you crack these cookies open, still warm, you get rich, almost brownie like texture in the cookies, and then they are studded with melting chocolate chips, and little sour bites of dried cranberries which look like little red jewels nestled in the chocolate.
If you need a real chocolate hit- here is your cookie!
Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies, makes 3 dozen
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups good quality cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
16 oz chocolate chips
2 cups dried cranberries
In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add the vanilla and then the eggs, and beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda.
Add the dry ingredients to the bowl, and mix until just combined.
At the end, gently mix in the chocolate chips and the cranberries.
Scoop in rounded spoonfuls onto a silpat or parchment lined sheet pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-11 minutes.
Let cool and Enjoy!