Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gifts For a Few Friends

My husband is going hometeaching and needed a few goodies to take along.  I made these yummy cookies and packaged them in cute little baggies.  The cookies are Chewy Cherry Chunk!  They have a lot going on but are soooooo good. 

This little tea towel will look sweet in one of our friend's kitchen.  And I am loving the whole pink and black theme.

Chewy Cherry Chunk Cookies

1 cup dried cherries
1 cup boiling water
8 tbs butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chopped white chocolate
1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.  Place dried cherries in a small bowl and cover with boiling water to plumb cherries.  Let stand 5 minutes, drain and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment,  combine butter and both sugars.  Beat on med. speed until light and fluffy, about two minutes.  Scrape down sides of bowl.  Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine.  Beat in flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix in cherries, both chocolates and pecans.  Batter should be stiff.  Use large or small ice cream scoop to form balls of dough.  Place balls of dough about 4 inches apart on baking sheets.  Bake until golden brown and just set.  Watch carefully, rotating the sheets to ensure even browning.  Bake about 15 minutes for large cookies and 12 minutes for small.  Transfer sheets to wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to rack.  Store in airtight container for up to one week.


  1. Mmmm, your cookies sound very good! I love the little tea-towel, I see that you are a crafter, so I just have to ask if you made that darling little thing? I love the pink mixer!
    Hugs, Cindy