Torie's Cherry Chocolate-Chunk Cookies
Torie Hallock makes these everything-but-the-kitchen-sink cookies at Skylands, Martha's house in Maine. Toffee pieces can be found in the baking sections of grocery stores.
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 dozen
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup toffee pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking soda.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice during mixing. Add the egg; mix on high speed to combine. Add the vanilla; mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and mix on low speed until well combined. Add the oats, cherries, chocolate, and toffee pieces; mix to combine after each addition.
- Spoon a heaping tablespoon of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Repeat, spacing 2 inches apart.
- Bake cookies until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.
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