Classic cookies jazzed up with cherries and drizzled with chocolate
If you worked in a bakery, what would your job duties be? Would you greet customers, bake the goodies, or decorate the treats? Today I had further proof that I could not decorate the treats. I always have these crazy ideas for these beautiful, extravagant treats, but they always fall flat.
Today I was working on some “top secret” cupcakes and had high hopes I could pipe on a perfect swirl of icing. However, they just didn’t work and I had to use a knife to smooth them out. I even took a cake decorating class!
These cookies are one of those fantasy treats. I’m embarrassed to admit I devoured a bag of chocolate covered cherries in like two days. But then I thought – wouldn’t that make a great cookie combo? These use the same base as most of my other cookies. If you aren’t a perfect decorator like me, don’t worry about it – they’re still pretty delicious 😉
- ½ cup canola oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 2.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.
- Combine oil, brown sugar, sugar and vanilla in large bowl.
- Melt ½ cup of white chocolate chips in microwave at 50 percent power.
- Add melted white chocolate to sugar mixture. Add almond milk.
- In measuring cup, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into liquid mixture.
- Fold in white chocolate chips and dried cherries.
- Divide into 24 equal pieces. Roll into balls and flatten with palm of hand. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then transfer to wire racks.
- Melt chocolate chips. Dip cookies in chocolate and place on parchment lined pan. Drizzle with remaining chocolate. Allow chocolate to set.