Very Berry Double Chocolate Cookies

I love cookies and am always up for trying a new recipe. I’ve seen numerous recipes for chocolate cherry cookies and thought I’d try my own twist on that cookie using a couple of my favorite ingredients…..berries and dark chocolate.

Aldi sells an all-natural dried fruit mix called Mixed Berries, with dried cranberries, cherries, and blueberries.  I actually have not seen anything like this in the same package anywhere else, although Ocean Spray sells each flavor individually.  Just the smell of the berries makes you want to eat the whole package!
So here’s what you’ll need in addition to the berries to make these tasty cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried mixed berries

Begin by whisking together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.


 

In another bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar for about 3 minutes with an electric mixer.  Add in the egg, instant coffee, and vanilla and beat until combined.

Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add the flour in three portions and mix just until incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips and mixed berries.  Refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours until it is firm.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Drop Tablespoons of the dough about two inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Flatten the dough slightly with the palm of your hand.

Bake the cookies for about 8 to 10 minutes until the cookies are just about firm.  Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.

 

The double amount of chocolate almost makes these cookies taste like a brownie and the instant coffee enhances the chocolate flavor even more.  Personally, I think they are delicious!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

JamieJamie dreamed of being Martha Stewart in her teens and the desire to create amazing crafts, cook delicious foods, and live in a well-decorated, organized home has never left.  Taking what some people would consider trash and turning it into something special is one of her favorite activities.  She sees inspiration everywhere, and tries to put her own special touch what she sees.  Recently, she started a blog, anderson + grant,  as a place to share her passion for creating an inspired life.

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