Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Cherry Nut Mudslides

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DAY 4: These cookies are for more of a grown up taste palate. They are not my kids’ favorite cookies, but Brian and I sure love them. They are full of dark chocolate, nuts and dried cherries. I think I’ll keep telling the kids that they don’t like this kind of cookie!DSC04591-2

Cherry Nut Mudslides
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(Adapted from Food & Wine magazine)

3 cups (1.5 lb) bittersweet chocolate (use chips or coarsely chop)
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 ¼ tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 ¼ cups sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
½ cup salted pistachios
½ cup chopped dried cherries

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a double boiler, melt 2 cups bittersweet chocolate with unsweetened chocolate. Cool.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. With a mixer, beat butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and then melted chocolate. At low speed, beat in dry ingredients. Fold in nuts, cherries and remaining 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips.

Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, just until the tops are lightly cracked. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; remove to wire rack to cool.

Makes 4-5 dozen.

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1:
Swedish Peppar KaKar
DAY 2: Mint Oreo Cookies
DAY 3: Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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3 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Cherry Nut Mudslides

  1. You had me at the name! Thanks, Kelly!

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  2. Wow – do these ever sound decadent (and delicious.) Thanks for sharing.

    Make sure you link your chocolate recipes to the Mr. Linky so others can share – http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2009/11/virtual-cookie-swap-chocolate.html

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  3. Sounds delicious! I make a great chicken salad with dried cherries.
    http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/roasted-chicken-salad-with-dried-cherries-and-peanuts/
    p.s. I love the name of your blog.

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