Chocolate Cherry Cookies

A cookie to satisfy your taste buds.

Yield:5 dozen
Prep time: 03:00
Cook time: 00:10


1 cups butter, softened
1 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 oz. semisweet chocolate squares, melted and cooled
2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cups red candied cherries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cups pecan pieces, finely chopped


  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well; stir in almond extract. Stir in melted chocolate, mixing well. Combine flour and cream of tartar; add to creamed mixture, and mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans
  2. Shape dough into two 10x2" blocks or cylinders. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze several hours or overnight
  3. Cut dough into 1/4" slices; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 °F (180 °C), for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Cool on wire racks.