Jumbo Cherry-Chunk Cookies

Wrap these fruit-filled drop cookies in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon to give away as food gifts during the holidays.

Jumbo Cherry-Chunk Cookies
Yield: 15 jumbo cookies Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 350°F 18 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Basic Sugar Cookie Dough (see www.familycircle.com)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cherry extract
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Make It

1. To basic sugar cookie dough, add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to flour mixture. Add an additional 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, and add 1/2 teaspoon cherry extract when adding the vanilla. Stir in 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks, 1/2 cup cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts with flour mixture. Refrigerate dough 2 hours.

2. With a measuring cup or ice-cream scoop, drop 1/4-cup mounds onto 2 ungreased baking sheets. Gently press down with palm of your hand into 3-inch disks.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes until set. Let cool on sheets 3 minutes. Gently remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Wrap in clear bags and tie with holiday ribbon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 288, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 46, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 32, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 40, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.