Monday, 15 April 2013

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

shared by Debra Echo Patch

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

3.5 oz (100g) butter
3/4 cup (150g) sugar1 1/2 cups (200g) plain flour
100g chocolate drops
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup (75g ) glace cherries, quartered
1 teaspoon baking powder
Vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 375F (190c/GM 5), grease a baking sheet.

2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy. Gradually beat in the egg and essence.

3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and stir well until evenly mixed. Add the chocolate and cherries and mix well.

4. Roll into golf ball sized pieces and place well apart on a baking sheet. Flatten with the back of a spoon until about 1cm thick.

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Leave for 2 minutes on the baking sheet then, using a palette knife, remove and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Handy Hints:
Use walnuts instead of cherries.

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