I am not as organized this year as I have been in past years. Usually, by now, I have made my list and checked it twice! I have an already full calendar for this coming week (baking, shopping, work, meetings, etc.) and I am still adding recipes to the schedule. I just can’t stop. I stumble across some new recipe and I simply must try it. I am like an addict.
I found this recipe for Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies on Epicurious and I couldn’t resist. I love a good chocolate and cherry combo. I have been known to eat a whole chocolate cherry bread (La Brea Bakery) in one sitting. Toasted with a little butter, mmmmm.
I doubled this recipe which gave me tons of cookies. After making the dough I let it sit in the fridge for a day and a half. Cookie batter is like a good wine. It gets better with age. I always let my cookie doughs rest. They are easier to work with and all the flavors have time to meld together. I rolled the dough into tablespoon size balls and flash froze. Once completely frozen, I packed and stored away in the freezer. These were very well received.
p.s. I hate taking photos of very chocolaty things. These photos are horrible and will be replaced when I bake the rest off.