Dark chocolate chunk cherry cashew cookies

A crispy crunchy cocoon encasing a chewy delicious center.

PHEW! That was a mouthful! And man was my mouth full of cookies once these came out of the oven! You see Foodbuzz and Quaker and getting together for a little contest, come up with a recipe involving some of the flavors from the new Quaker True Delight granola bars... and possibly win a fantastic trip to Outstanding in the Field!! So here is my entry, and if you are anything like me... you are going to LOVE this recipe! It's full of good for you things, has no added butter or oil (you'd never know it), and totally satisfies a sweet tooth craving!


Dark chocolate chunk cherry cashew cookies
recipe by stephchows
makes 2 dozen cookies

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3.5 oz Gerber Cherries and Apples baby food (it comes in a 2 pack, you just need 1 container)
1/2 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
3 Tbs splenda baking blend or (6 Tbs granulated sugar)
1 large egg
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup plump, moist, dried sour cherries
4 oz. dark chocolate broken into chunks about the size of the cherries (try using TCHO fruity!)
1/2 cup no salt added cashew pieces

Whisk together flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Set aside

In a large bowl beat baby food and sugars until well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients. With last addition of flour mixture also add in cherries, chocolate and cashews.

Drop tablespoon-fulls of dough onto a silicon baking mat lined cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes. Let cool a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

These are best the day you make them, crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. They loose their crispness when left overnight in a plastic container, still tasty, but best right out of the oven :)

Hope you love these treats!

11 chews:

Meg said...

You deserve to win! These look fantastic!

These look great! I love chocolate and cherry and the addition of cashews is excellent!

Maria said...

I don't think I have ever tried a cashew cookies, sounds nice!

You always know how to make delicious desserts with great low fat/low cal substitutes. And nice submission for the contest! We've got one coming up this weekend. :)

Wow, these cookies look great and guilt-free to boot. Well done, Steph, I'll be trying these for sure!

stephchows said...

Thanks for all the words of support! It would be SO COOL if I won!! If not, oh well I still figured out a delicious cookie in the process :) I'll be making these again soon for sure! Perhaps a double batch :D And Diva on a Diet, you should totally make these with the TCHO chocolate once you get it :)

Reeni♥ said...

These are so scrumptious!! Good luck!

Hornsfan said...

These look wonderful - good luck with the contest!

Donna-FFW said...

OHH! How did I miss thisone,, it looks fabulous. MY GOD! I could go for one right now!

Madhuram said...

Those are really awesome cookies. I've tried prune baby food with cocoa combination. So am sure the cherries and apple food also would taste good.

You always know how to make delicious desserts with great low fat/low cal substitutes. And nice submission for the contest! We've got one coming up this weekend. :)

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