I know I’ve kinda been MIA on the blog lately but I have a treat for you today. I am sharing a yummy recipe that I got from a friend back in November when we had a baking extravaganza day. These would be considered cookie bars and they bake up soft and wonderful. This recipe is adapted from Dash Recipes.
This recipe actually combines two recipes: the basic cookie dough, and then you add all the ingredients that makes the delicious Cherry Chocolate part.
Basic Cookie Dough Recipe:
In a large bowl beat 2 sticks softened butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds or so.
Add 1 cup sugar and beat until smooth.
Beat in 1 egg and 2 tsp vanilla extract.
Add 3 cups All-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 3/4 tsp salt to a separate bowl and mix together. Then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until smooth.
Then form the dough into 2 balls, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Cherry Chocolate Chippers
1/2 batch, basic cookie dough
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan (I used glass instead of non-stick so the cookie would bake softer and less crunchy)
2. Knead dough slightly to soften. Mix in Cherries, white chocolate chips, and semisweet chocolate chips. Press mixture into pan. (You can either use your mixer to mix in the cherries and chocolate or you can use your hands to help evenly mix each chip and cherry. I chose the faster way of letting the mixer do the work but just know the chips won’t be evenly disbursed throughout the dough. I don’t mind a bite of all white chocolate and cherry though.)
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool slightly. Cut into squares, then slice each square in half diagonally.
Note: I have doubled this recipe using all the cookie dough and a 9×13 glass pan and just baked a few more minutes.