Chocolate and Cherries Cookies

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Whether it is for you or to give away as gifts, baking cookies and cakes for Christmas or any festival is certainly an activity loved by many. These Chocolate and Cherries cookies can be made either in small sizes or large 5-6 cm diameter pieces. Alternatively, you can press the cookie dough into small foil cases and bake them too.

Preparation time:   20 minutes

Cooking time:   20 minutes

Makes:   36 cookies

150 g Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

100 g unsalted butter

140 g soft brown sugar

60 g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, at room temperature

250 g plain flour

30 g cocoa powder

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

150 g glace cherries, halved

150 g chocolate chips

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place Q.B.B. Pure Ghee, butter and sugars in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until light and creamy.
  3. Add vanilla extract and egg and beat until combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop up the dough with a small ice cream scoop and place on a greased baking tray. Ensure that there is at least 3 cm spacing between each.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before placing onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in airtight containers.

 

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