Chocolate Cherry-Filled Cookies
I'm busy doing a cookthrough of:
These are the Chocolate Cherry-Filled Cookies from page 42 if you're following along. I got the Tart Montmorency cherries in bulk at Costco. Well, I should say that my kid got them and I stole some for this recipe. I am glad I used a tart one because this is a sweet cookie!
As always, here's the batter shot:
It is a pretty thick batter and I was a little worried about that, but it was perfect for patting out it my hand. This is the first time I've ever made a cookie with a super secret middle. If you're looking at the cookie upon completion, as below, you can scarcely tell there's anything inside. But then if you bust it in half, there's a whole layer of cherries and gooey chocolate.
First, you pat out some dough.
Then you load it up with chips and cherries.
Then you roll it up in your hand and seal it all into a ball, then roll in a plate of powdered sugar. I mean, you roll the cookie in the sugar, not yourself. Although, I was covered in powdered sugar and my teeny phone speaker holes have powdered sugar in them now and I don't know how I will ever get that out.
In hindsight, I probably could have gotten 12 on the pan, but they were so big and I was afraid they would spread into each other. I'm pretty proud of myself, too. Last entry I was bitching about how I always end up with way too many cookies. The recipe says it will make 24 and I end up with like a hundred. This time, I wound up with exactly 18 cookies as the recipe predicted. When I was done, I felt like I'd given birth on my due date or something.
The consistency of these cookies is kind of like a snickerdoodle or a crinkle cookie but with a gooey middle of stuff. It has that crunchy, sweet bottom that I love in those types of cookies. I would definitely make these again, even though they were a little more work than your average cookie. Next time I might add cocoa to the batter so that I get some nice chocolate-on-chocolate action.
Usually, I find that others have made what I'm making and I like to share links, but this time, I might be the first. Hopefully I am not the last because these suckers are good.
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