This is a copycat recipe, which I initially saw on Bakingsheet, who found it on the Cooking Light website. The original recipe is by Alice Medrich, who is quite renowned for her chocolate expertise. Since I am a huge fan of Alice, and of course anything chocolate, I just had to try these. Nic at Bakingsheet deleted a tablespoon of butter from Alice’s recipe, but I replaced it since 5 tablespoons is already quite low for a cookie recipe. Her idea of placing dried cherries in the cookies is brilliant, and I also chopped up some Callebaut and added that to the mix in lieu of chocolate chips. They are supposed to be low-fat cookies, but no one would ever guess this – they are intensely chocolatey (even more so with the chopped chocolate), slightly chewy, and don’t dry out as quickly as many low-fat desserts do. Kept in a tightly closed plastic container, they lasted me three days, and may have even survived longer had I been able to stop eating them!
Since you can get the recipes above, I’ll just post a quick picture of the result.