I recently read a report on NPR’s website claiming that the secret to winning a highly coveted Nobel Award may indeed be something as elementary as eating more chocolate. Now Seriously. If I had known this at a younger age, I’m certain I would be standing on that podium accepting my award right about now. I can almost imagine it as I type this;
“Fellow members of the academy, I’m honored to accept this award today for successfully breaking up a war over which child deserved procurement of the coveted red plate with the Start Wars yoda picture on top……”
Ok, so maybe not in this lifetime (that would take more chocolate than this body could handle in ten lifetimes), but if eating more of the dark brown sweet goodness means I can at the very least broker a better peace among the inhabitants within my own household then I’m all for it. Baby steps right?
So maybe I went just a wee bit wild with this latest creation, but can you blame me? If someone’s going to give me an excuse to eat chocolate, by god I’m going to jump on it like a frog to a lily pad. It doesn’t hurt that they’re pretty darn easy to make either.
You ready to get baking? Grab up a little butter and sugar and let the creaming begin. Toss in a few eggs and vanilla and swirl once or twice more.
In a separate bowl, combine your dry goods, including but not limited to, a healthy portion of chocolate “peacekeeping” magic powder.
Incorporate the dry into the wet until you’ve fully emptied the bowl of it’s contents. Now add in some more chocolate. Don’t worry, it’s good for you. Throw in a few dried cherries or cranberries as well if you’re feeling frisky.
Stir it all up to combine and then lay out the dough in tablespoonfuls on a baking sheet to cook up. Give them about 10-12 minutes in the oven and you’re ready.
Note: For a particularly tense peacekeeping mission, I recommend handing still warm from the oven chocolate disks to both parties, allowing them to eat quietly amongst themselves and then subsequently daring them to remember what was so important about the battle royale in the first place. Chances are they’ll be too busy reaching for more of the chocolate magic to even bother to address your inquiry.
Mission accomplished and award rightfully earned.
Chocolate Cinnaberry Cookies
Yield: About 4 Dozen Cookies
Total Time: 30 min
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Cups Chocolate Chips (or 1 standard sized bag)
3/4 Cup Dried Cherries or Cranberries
Cream together the butter and the two sugars.
Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients; the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Add the dry to the wet until a combined into a cookie batter.
Add in the chocolate and fruit; stir.
Dollop tablespoon sized portions onto a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Oooh what an interesting combination! I’m not the biggest fan of cranberry – wonder how this would taste with dried raspberries?
Alysha @Shesontherun says
These are right up my alley. I love the chocolate/berry combo. We have a giant bag of Door County berry mix that I’m sure needs some love 🙂
I love cranberries and the combination of chocolate and berries is perfect!
Looks absolutely delicious! I reckon I could eat about 100 of them in one sitting.
I love the addition of cranberries it makes a juxtaposition with the chocolate that is very very interesting!
laura @ wyldethyme says
These look awesome! love chocolate and cranberry! Great with the cinnamon too – cheers to all the Nobel winners (and to you too!)
i’m so happy to see cinnamon in these. 🙂 chocolate and cherry is a terrific combo, but the cinnamon is key.
Looks like a fantastic recipe. Thanks for another reason to eat chocolate!
Oh I love the idea of adding cranberry to these cookies!! The perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas cookie. I can’t wait to try it out.
These look so good, julie! I love chocolate and cherries together, anen
These are amazing! I used mixed frozen berries and 1.5 cups choco chips (both because its what I had in the house). They are so perfectly awesome. Adding the frozen berries one might want to add a bit more flour as they spread a lot and are a little delicate, but that’s how I like them. I know I will make these 100 more times, thanks.
Milla @ Dark Chocolate Recipe says
I just discovered your blog and I am delighted! I love chocolate, prepared in every possible way!! This cookies looks fantastic!Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!