Monday, February 19, 2018

Cherry Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The cherry tree myth is the most well-known and longest enduring legend about George Washington . In the original story, when Washington was six years old he received a hatchet as a gift and damaged his father’s cherry tree. When his father discovered what he had done, he became angry and confronted him. Young George bravely said, “I cannot tell a lie…I did cut it with my hatchet.” Washington’s father embraced him and rejoiced that his son’s honesty was worth more than a thousand trees.

Cherry Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
 Cooks's  Notes: I can not tell a lie. These cookies were delicious and easy to make. Even  Washington would have enjoyed a plate of these cookies speckled with cherry bits and chocolate chunks. 
Recipes makes 18 cookies and was adapted from Food Network December 2017
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar, divided 
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup cherry jam or preserves
  • 5 drops food coloring, red
  • 1/2 tsp. each vanilla and almond extract
  • 1-4 oz.  semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate bar, chopped
  •  1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar on medium high until light and fluffy. Add in egg, jam, food coloring and extracts.  Mix well.
  • Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture. 
  • Fold in chocolate and cherries.
  • Chill dough in freezer about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad. Lay a long sheet of wax paper on counter. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place on wax paper.  
  • In two different small bowls add 1/2 cup confectioners sugar in one and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in the other. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar first, then confectioners sugar. Shake off any excess. Place on baking sheet two inches apart.  
  • Bake 12 minutes. Cool on a metal rack. Use sifter to redust each cookie with confectioners sugar while warm. 

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1 comment:

  1. "...rejoiced that his son's honesty was worth more than a thousand trees." Washington's father certainly had his priorities right.


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