Chocolate Cherry Cookies w/Pecans
Makes 3 dozen cookies
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cacao (or baking cocoa)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. espresso powder
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, blend together the flour, cacao, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg, espresso powder and almond extract. Mix until dough is smooth. Stir in the flour half at a time and mix until it’s incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips, dried cherries and pecans.
Drop by rounded tablespoon to prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.