Thursday, August 20, 2009

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These gooey little bits of goodness are perfect all year round and not just during the winter holidays. The dried cranberries add an unexpected hint of tartness to an otherwise sinfully sweet cookie. If you want to try a "Quadruple Chocolate Cranberry Cookie", try dipping half of a (cooled) cookie into melted white chocolate!

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
4 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
16 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a double boiler, melt the unsweetened chocolate and butter. Remove from heat.

Using a mixer on medium speed, beat together eggs, vanilla and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the melted chocolate mixture and mix until combined.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together and add to "wet" ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

Gently stir in chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
When ready to bake, roll dough into balls and place on a well greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

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