Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cookie Dough Balls

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cookie Dough Balls - 560 x 560

These chocolate and cherry cookie dough balls are super delicious and so easy to make. Your whole family is going to love love them!

Makes 20 cookies

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cookie Dough Balls Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup dried cherries

Prep and Cook

  • In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine the butter and both sugars, and process until smooth
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix again until creamy
    Turn off the machine and scrape down the sides and across the bottom of the bowl
  • Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt into the processor
    Pulse a few times until the dough comes together into a ball
    Add the chopped chocolate and process for another 20-30 seconds
  • Dump the cookie dough into a bowl and stir in the dried cherries
    Shape the dough into 20 cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet
    Place in the freezer and freeze until almost solid
    Transfer to a freezer-safe container and store for up to one month
  • To bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
    Place the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet; dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly
  • Bake for 10 minutes
    Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly
    Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely
    Serve and enjoy.


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