Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jessica's Cookies

Our niece Jessica has been spending the weekend with us while her parents are away. It has been nice having her with us. When we woke up Saturday morning, it was no cartoons for this girl... she wanted to watch Food Network. When they made Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies her face lit up and we quickly made some together. Real yummy dough and I found myself sneaking cookies throughout the day.

Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies
2 sticks butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown
1 1/2 tbs vanilla (I think almond extract would be good too)
2 large eggs, room temperature

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

8-12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coursely chopped dried sweet or maraschino cherries
chopped nuts optional

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries by hand. Bake for 14 minutes, leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 3 minutes, then remove and start eating.

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