Cherry, Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is a drop cookie and you will find that a scoop is your best friend. You can get consistent sized cookies and cut your time making them significantly
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 cups Chopped Maraschino Cherries, drained and dried well
2 cups Chopped Hazelnuts, or whatever your favorite is
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixing bow. Mix in the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla until combined.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips, cherries and Hazelnuts.
Portion 2 teaspoons of dough for each cookie and roll together to form a ball, spacing the dough balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Bake until the edges just start to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.