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Kitty’s Cookies

August 26, 2010

A year ago August 12, I made one of my Boston roommates and bestest friends Kat a batch of black forest cookies for her birthday. They were a big hit.

This August 12, 2010, marked a particularly special birthday. This called for a little twist on the 09 cookie, both ingredients and name.

See what you think!

xoxo

Libby

Kitty’s Cookies

Can you spot the secret ingredient? Can you tell what the occasion might be?

While you’re pondering, preheat your 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.

Ok ok if you hadn’t guessed it, here you have it. Kat turned 21 this year. I figured it was approropriate.

Add egg, vanilla, and wine and combine. The texture looks sandy… don’t panic!

Slowly in batches add the flour mixture until just combined. Then you start getting your creamy goodness.

Break off your dark chocolate into chunks. Resist eating entire bar plain.

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.

Pretty!

The fact that I could ship these cookies from California to Massachusetts and they still held they’re shape and yummy flavor is testament to what awesome little cookies these are. Give them a try. Have a glass of wine on the side. Baking is all about indulgence anyways, right?

Kitty’s Cookies, or Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies, Recipe courtesy Ashley Berman

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine, such as burgundy
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries

Directions:

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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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2010 3:11 pm

    This sounds so unique and delicious. Red wine in cookies! I’d never have imagined.

  2. deliciosity permalink*
    November 18, 2010 8:20 pm

    Right?! Such a yummy surprise. You will have to try. PS–totally just visited your blog…so gorgeous!

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