Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chocolate Hazelnut Cherry Chip Cookies

The hubs and I were at Albertson's the other day perusing the array of chocolate chip options (don't judge...it's what we do.  Actually, we were just out...it's not a hobby or anything...I promise!) and we both saw a bag of Log House Cherry Baking Chips.  We were both immediately intrigued.  We started discussing various options on how to utilize these bright red beauties.

So, naturally, we bought a bag.  I mean, really...we knew this was inevitable.

The initial thought was to add them to regular chocolate chip cookies, but that idea was abandoned for what turned out to be the gloriously superb concoction you have before you.  A soft, chewy chocolate cookie full of chopped hazelnuts and cherry chips.

These cookies are stupendous!  Very unique, and perfect with a tall glass of milk (I'm taking Bruce's word on that, I don't drink milk for enjoyment...).  I'm pretty sure a dozen or more of these were consumed immediately after baking yesterday.  We don't regret a thing.





















Chocolate Hazelnut Cherry Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1 c. butter (softened)
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. chopped hazelnuts
10 oz bag Log House Cherry Baking Chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and creamy.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt until well mixed.  Add to the creamed mixture and mix until well incorporated.  Add the hazelnuts and cherry chip and mix well.

Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough on a silpat (or parchment paper) lined baking sheet.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

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