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.