A Hand in the (Tupperware) Cookie Jar
A white porcelain Peter Rabbit cookie jar appeared on our kitchen countertop sometime during my early childhood. Too beautiful and fragile to touch, it almost never held cookies.
On the rare occasion that Mom stopped my brother and I before we inhaled all of the chocolate chip cookies straight off the hot pan (or all of the raw dough from the bowl), she sealed the leftovers inside of a plastic Tupperware and set them out of our greedy reach on the top pantry shelf. The cookies stayed soft and fresh that way, and Mom never caught us with our hands in the cookie jar!
Without a pretty cookie jar of my own, I still stick cookies safely inside of Tupperware containers. Although this batch barely made it… They were so sweet and fudgy that I gobbled them up four at a time. And my guy, who reaches his “chocolate limit” after only three chocolate chips, even stole seconds when he thought I wasn’t looking!
Fudgy Chocolate Cherry Cookies
modified from CL’s recipe
Don’t over-bake these cookies! They’ll continue to set on the warm cookie sheets after taking them out of the oven. These cookies are soft, dark, and rich — in other words, absolutely addicting!
7 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ c granulated sugar
4 tbsp butter or margarine
1/3 c + 1 tbsp black cherry nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar. In a small pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter or margarine, then pour into the bowl of cocoa and sugar. Stir until thoroughly combined. Add in the yogurt and vanilla, mixing well. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring just until incorporated.
- Using about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time, shape into a ball and drop onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Note: The cherry flavor wasn’t very pronounced, so I might add ¼ teaspoon cherry extract and decrease the vanilla extract to ¾ teaspoon next time — or add in chopped dried cherries!
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