Sunday, June 28, 2009
SMS: Not So Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies)
This Sunday, Megan of My Baking Adventures chose our recipe for the Sweet Melissa Sundays baking group. Her choice was Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies.. ooooh. It sounded delicious to me, but I knew the BF wouldn't love the Cherry component, and I knew he probably would love them all that much anyway because he isn't so into the super chocolately stuff. So, I halved the recipe and omitted the Dried Cherries. To eliminate some of the Double-Chocolatiness, I used Peanut Butter Chips in place of half of the chocolate chips the recipe called for.
The dough came together very quickly and painlessly. I was a little scared about my chocolate substitution like many other SMS Bakers since I couldn't seem to find Dutch processed cocoa like the original recipe calls for, but my regular ol' cocoa did just fine.
Please excuse Dan's fingernails, he's very self-conscious about it. Right before this photograph was taken, he was repotting some plants out front, but I forced him to eat a cookie right away.
The final result? Amazing. I followed the SMS bakers' advice to watch the cookies carefully before the 15 minute mark the book suggests to avoid overbaking. I checked at 13 and they were just about done. The cookies are chocolately, but not too chocolatey. Since I avoided overbaking, they are moist and not too dense, very Brownie-like. And the Peanut Butter chips were an excellent addition.
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