2012 Holiday Collection: Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries

These cookies are perfect: deep, dark rich chocolate with sweet but tart cherries. I make them with Mexican vanilla extract and substitute a tablespoon of black cocoa for a tablespoon of regular Dutch-processed cocoa. My source for black cocoa and double dark Dutch-processed cocoa is King Arthur Flour. This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies. Continue Reading →

Oatmeal-Chocolate-Cherry Moon Pies

When I saw this recipe, I was immediately drawn to the cherries, pecans, and chocolate chips nestled among oats. It reminded me of a cookie I made years ago for my high school sweetheart, Billy V. This version, adapted from Bon Appetit Feb 2012, is the same “all in” cookie, made even better by the addition of marshmallow fluff. Continue Reading →