Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Total Time:
35 min
25 min
10 min

about 3 dozen cookies


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl. In a bowl of an electric mixer, or with a handheld mixer, combine butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and wine and combine. Slowly in batches add the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and cherries. On a nonstick cookie sheet, place a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie about 2 inches apart from each other. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until tops are still soft looking but edges look firm.

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    I don't bake cookies very often and this was so easy. I took them to work and I'm now the office hero. They're that good!
    These are always a huge hit everytime they are made. I was very unsettled using wine in a cookie but boy was I wrong. They are super flavorful and moist everytime. Give them a chance.
    Very good. I get requests for these every Christmas.
    These cookies are quite chocolatey and chewy. I was in the mood to try something with dark chocolate and cherries and found this recipe. I loved the idea of having the wine in the batter too, and these do not disappoint! I changed the brown sugar to granulated sugar ratio and used one cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup white sugar because I like the extra moisture from the brown sugar in my cookies. These were a hit with my guy friends, and they go great paired with a red wine for dessert. I made extra batter to keep in the freezer to have on hand next time I need a chocolate fix.
    These are delicious and easy to assemble. I chilled the dough for a few hours (out of necessity). I removed them from the fridge about an hour before baking. The batter was thick - a little cumbersome to dish out. I also discovered that they take quite a bit longer to bake than the recipe states (my oven works fine); closer to 15 minutes. It's best to leave them on the baking pan for 5-10 minutes before moving to cooling racks.
    I had to use semi sweet chocolate chips in them because that's all I had and they turned out great! I over cook the 1st batch because I had dark coated cookie sheets. So try taking 1 to 2 mins off:) Thanks so much!
    This was an easy recipe and great cookie to make. I reduced the amount of "sugar" - used succanant and pure maple syrup instead of brown and granulated sugar. Whatever the chemistry was, it has yielded a moist and delicious cookie. Warning, they will go fast!

    I used Lindt 85% cocoa chocolate and followed the recipe to the "T" and they turned out perfect. Everyone loved them.
    I got a bee in my bonnet to do some baking this holiday season and really liked the idea of playing with chocolate covered cherries as a cookie. This recipe was fantastic. I lowered the temp of the oven to 365 and baked a little longer because I love when cookies are so soft they're almost on the underdone side and the lower temp let them stay that way without burning the edges. Also I melted some chocolate and lightly coated the dried cherries with it, let that harden in the fridge and then tossed them in the dough with the dark chocolate chunks. Perfect for the chocolate lover. The red wine in the dough added such an amazing depth of flavor. What a great idea! And definitely leave them on the pan for a few minutes before you move them so they don't fall apart. You MUST try this recipe!
    This is a great cookie idea. I havent tried it yet. Watched the show while at work and logged online to find it. I love cherries and chocolate but I wonder if it would be just as good with another of my favorites - rasberries???

    This is the only cookie that I really crave! Very little tweaking is necessary. I love the combination of dark chocolate and tart cherries so I increased the dried cherries to 1 1/2 cups. No other changes and the cooking time is fine, exactly 10 minutes in my oven. Just use the best dark chocolate you can find (Ghiardelli or Lindt 70 to 72% works for me) - much better than chocolate chips. Some mentioned that the cookies were breaking apart. It helps to use a silpat mat on the baking sheet and let the cookies cool on the pan for a couple of minutes before you move them.
    Great cookie that is easy to make. Just make sure you don't overbake or they will be crunchy - which you do not want with this cookie. Can substitute cranberries for the cherries a have a great Christmas cookie.
    I made the recipe once and they were gone before I could put them on gift trays! I did use about 1/4 cup more flour to get the consistency right. Second time I made it, I did some substitutions. I used white chocolate chips and, because I didnt have enough wine I put in 2 Tbsp of sherry to top off. Also, and this is soooo good, I didnt have quite enough cherries so, I put in dried blueberries. The combo of the sherry and the blueberries is delectable!!!! I never would have thought to put wine in cookies, but the wine and chocolate is awesome. thanks!!!
    My 13-year old and I made these this afternoon. They taste great but flattened out and fell apart when I tried to get them onto the cooling rack. I also did not have the wine and subbed cran-raspberry juice. The flavor is nice this way; I'd like to try it with the wine, too, though (and more flour!). With some tweaking, these will be 5-star, make again cookies at our house.
    These cookies were a hit at party. I also like how easy they are to make. This is a recipe I'll make again and again.
    Since today was Sunday I couldn't get any red wine (yay for the South). I substituted cherry Juicy Juice and the cookies turned out fantastic! They are rich and the cherries add a wonderful texture and taste difference to the chocolate. Make sure you buy tart cherries! So good:)
    I was in a different URS competition when they were baking these and got a chance to taste them...and let me tell you -- This is hands-down the best cookie I have ever in my life tasted. I cannot believe it didn't win. I couldn't wait for the show to air so I could get the recipe. This will become your favorite cookie 24-7!!!
    We tested the recipe at work, and men loved the cookies more than the winning chocolate chip cookie. However, only one woman out of five liked the cookie because of the tart cherries. I have been testing my brownie recipe and men liked the darker chocolate more so than women. It was a great cookie from my evaluation, but you probably was rated low by the Food Network woman executives.

    David from Sulphur
    These have been a huge hit with my friends - they've even been called "the best cookies EVER!" I had to add a bit more flour to get the texture right... They are rich, chocolately and not too sweet. Double chocolate, fruit, and wine - what more could you want in a cookie?!?
    not a very good cookie - they were flat, and crunchy, not what I expected at all.
    Guess I should have watched the show to see who won!
    So easy to make, and the wine is such an interesting ingredient to add. Everybody enjoyed the cherries, a nice change from chocolate chip cookies.
    These cookies are not only delicious, they are a great way to use up that last bit of red wine. The wine is subtle but discernable. Plus, these are just fun to serve. Everyone tries to detect the wine.
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