Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

Nutritionist Rachel Beller helps you replace the empty calories in chocolate chip cookies with nutrient-rich ingredients!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup pure cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 6 tbsp ghee butter
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon.

Melt butter in a small saucepan or in microwave.

Add brown sugar and mix until semi smooth. Add sugar/butter mix to flour mix;. Using an electric mixer, blend well.

Add cherries, vanilla, and egg; beat to blend ingredients. Add chocolate.

Scoop about 1 rounded tablespoon of dough at a time on to a baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each scoop.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden. Let cool on pan and serve.