Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries and Martha Stewart

Cookies often spark a strong reaction in people. Just like Martha Stewart.

And Martha Stewart is my idol, the woman that I think is the most brilliant and gorgeous human being ever.

I always, always admire her. Even when she went to jail. One of my favorite Martha books is the “Cookies”.

I made so many recipes from that book and they were all 100% success. So, for today  I want to share with you one of

my favorite recipe from the book. It is the Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries.

I love, love them. The texture is amazing, the cookies are dark with the hint of red. And I want to listen

to jazz music as I make them…And in my imaginary mind I am also in New Orleans…don’t ask me why?

Dark Chocolate with Cherries
Dark Chocolate with Cherries

So, what is the ingredients list in order to make Dark Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries?

Flour, butter, cocoa powder, white and brown sugar, eggs, chocolate, dried cherries, baking soda and salt.

Since you went shopping and you bought all ingredients we can start baking together.

And be aware, Martha is watching!

Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries and Martha Stewart
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Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups AP flour
  • 1¼ cups unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups unsalted butter
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ cups dried sour cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cream the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture and using very low speed mix until combined.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, fold in chocolates and cherries.
  7. Form balls of dough (1/4 cup), place them on baking sheet and bake from 9 to 11 min.
  8. Transfer to wire rack to cool them.
  9. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

 

For your music selection click on the link below

Baking and Jazz

If you are in dark mood and you feel depressed…take one cookie and let it be…

Deep in your stomach the sound of happiness was made and as the message travels to your brain….remember:”Cookies can send strong message…Don’t Worry, Be Happy!”

And as I am ending this blog I am listening

Don’t worry be HAPPY!

Love and happiness from your favorite 5 star cookies

and your Cookie

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Don’t Worry be Happy

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The landlord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
Look at me, I’m happy

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy

Give you my phone number
When you worry, call me, I make you happy

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no girl to make you smile
But don’t worry, be happy
‘Cause when you worry, your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy

Now there, is this song I wrote
I hope you learned it note for note
Like good little children
Don’t worry, be happy
Listen to what I say
In your life expect some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy, be happy now

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy

Oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Be happy
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Don’t worry, be happy!

…AND YOU WILL BE! …IF YOU LOVE YOURSELF!

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cookies with Sour Cherries and Martha Stewart

  1. I love, love your pictures. The Dark Chocolate Cookie looks amazing.I will make this cookie…it also happen that I like cherries.
    I don’t have her book…do you think I should buy it?

    • Hi Tara,

      Like I said Martha is my idol and I think she is the best of the best.
      Her book “Cookies” is the book you should buy. Every recipe I try was 100% success.

      Thank you for visiting my blog,
      Cookie

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