Monday, August 1, 2011

Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

I received some Benjamin Twiggs dried cherries in my July Foodzie box, my initial reaction was to rip the package open and devour them – but something told me to hold on. So they went into my Special Ingredient Stash, and I started a recipe mission. I looked through a few recipe searches using dried cherries and nothing grabbed me until I saw: Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios. A whole lot of awesomeness in one little cookie. Yay!
These were a hit, even with the toddler – who wouldn’t eat a plain dried cherry if I begged and/or bribed him.

Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup unsalted toasted shelled natural pistachios, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried tart cherries, chopped

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the brown and granulated sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add the corn syrup and beat until well blended, then beat in the milk and vanilla. Reduce the speed to low, add the flour mixture and beat just until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, pistachios and cherries.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. With the palm of your hand or your fingers, flatten each ball into a disk about 3/8 inch thick.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes
  7. Let cool completely (I used racks). As the cookies cool, they will crisp. Store in an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios at Williams-Sonoma 

5 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea. I love adding new ingredients to a classic!

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love cookies! Great recipe! I wish I could go through the screen and take a few cookies and eat them. Thanks for sharing.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Jess, just wanted to give you a heads up... I made your recipe you posted a few days ago for a savory Chicken Spread (you called it awesome and it was!!!)

I posted the results tonight to my blog...
http://erecipecards.blogspot.com/2011/08/fast-and-easy-chicken-spread-sliders.html

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mmm, those sound like great add-ins to a chocolate chip cookie. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/08/sweets-for-saturday-29.html

searchingforspice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the idea of making cookies just a bit different with the dried cherries and pistachios - and I'm so glad they still had a few chocolate chips in them!

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