Here's the latest variation with my basic cookie recipe. This makes about 6 dozen cookies. Rather than bake them all today, I froze balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet and then placed the frozen cookie dough balls in a zip-top bag. Anytime we want a a little something sweet, we can take out the number of cookie dough balls of the freezer, place them on a baking sheet, and bake for 11 minutes (I think it will take a little longer than normal because the batter is frozen.) This may be a new cottage industry for me—much better than TollHouse from the grocery store! I love this flavor combination, but next time I will add toasted almonds—it'll be even better.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 bag semisweet chocolate morsels
1 bag dried cherries, chopped
1. Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture; beat until combined. Stir in chocolate morsels and chopped cherries.
3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.