Sunday, June 28, 2009

Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies



This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays treat was Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies, chosen by Megan of My Baking Adventures. Megan’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection, the tiramisu cake, was a huge hit around here, so I was anticipating another great recipe, and this one definitely did not disappoint. The construction of this cookie dough was similar to the Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Almonds that the Sweet Melissa Sunday group made a few weeks ago, in that they have two (brief) chilling periods before you bake them. I hadn’t noticed that when I started making these late on Friday evening, hoping to serve them with a fresh batch of homemade ice cream. Luckily, I still had a log of the CCC dough in my freezer, so we were able to slice off a few cookies in order to indulge in a Friday evening treat, and I baked the Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies on Saturday. (And now there’s also a log of the Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies in my freezer for those cookie emergencies.)



These are exceptional dark chocolate cookies; they have lovely deep cocoa taste plus an extra burst of chocolate from the chips in many of the bites. We found the cherry flavor very subtle, though I did appreciate when I got a nice tangy bite. I was wondering if next time I should leave out the cherries altogether, since they are such a nice chocolate cookie, or add extra cherries next time. Mr. Penpen is encouraging me to experiment with these cookies and try both ways next time. This recipe gets an 8.5 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort, giving them an EDR of 4.25. Many thanks to Megan for a great selection and for adding a double chocolate cookie to my repertoire. You can find the recipe here on Megan’s fantastic site (seriously, there is something new and delicious-looking there almost every day) and for more chocolate, click on over to her Brownie Project. You can also see what the other bakers thought of these cookies via the SMS blogroll.

16 comments:

spike. said...

Cookies are always fun to experiment with- I think more cherries or no cherries would both work. Beautiful cookies!

Jessica said...

They look so delicious. My boyfriend found these today and now I don't have any more cookies. Looking at your pictures makes me think that a second batch is in my future soon. I'm glad that these were a hit for you!

Sarah said...

I agree, they either needed more cherries, or none at all. Your cookies look delicious!

Pamela said...

It's always nice to have extra dough on hand to bake when the mood hits. The are lots of possibilities with these cookies, so I'm sure Mr. Penpen will not be disappointed. :o)

Mermaid Sweets said...

Sorry I have been MIA, I have been so busy, but it has made me feel so bad not to have time to comment. Glad you liked these. I hope mine turn out as well (dough chilling in oven). No taste tester (he's traveling), so here's hoping I didn't screw up and ruin my rep at work!

Megan said...

I'm so glad you liked these - and someday I'll try them with the cherries!

I've learned to always bake the dough, so when a craving hits, I can just take one from the freezer! And I like how you always have cookies with ice cream!

Tracey said...

Your cookies look fabulous! I love that you have cookie dough in the freezer for cookie emergencies :) What a terrific idea! Glad you enjoyed these.

Hanaâ said...

Your cookies look great. I froze one log too (you never know when a cookie emergency comes up).

Jaime said...

definitely more cherries next time! :) i wonder why mine spread so much more than yours

Katiecakes said...

I agree, more cherries! For sure :)

Katie xox

karen said...

Your cookies & photos look great!

pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look PERFECT! Great job. I loved them, they were delicious!

PheMom said...

Your little cookies look awesome! I could 10 at once!

Leslie said...

Ha! A cookie emergency, I have a lot of those!

These look, dare I say it, as good or better than World Peace Cookies!

Stephanie said...

Mmm yours look great! I, too, have some frozen dough in the frig for the moments when you just NEED a homemade cookie, and you need it FAST! :)

hotovenwarmheart said...

Hi Margot!

You're too funny- having a slice-and-bake dough in the freezer can definitely save the day in a "cookie emergency!" Your cookies look fantastic- great job!

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and saying hello! It was wonderful to hear from you. Hope to talk again after the next SMS postings. Have a great rest of your week :)

-Joy