Yesterday was the 100th day of school. P was home with a cold and was feeling disappointed that she was missing the 100 day festivities so we decided to make a favorite recipe and have our own celebration.
Santa brought M and B each a FOUR POUND BOX of dried cherries for Christmas. We have been using them to make Double Chocolate Cherry Drops and B has also been putting them in his granola when he makes it.
My mother-in-law gave us the recipe for the chocolate cookies. We love it and make them with one change - we substitute honey for the corn syrup.
Double Chocolate Cherry Drops
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dired cherries (cut in half for smaller pieces)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt.
3. I large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in honey, vanilla, and egg until well mixed. Gradually add the flour mixture until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chunks and cherries.
4. Drop cookes by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 minutes or until tops are just firm. Cool on wire rack.
Serve with Milk!
Thanks for the cherries Santa!!