Chocolate Cherry Guinness cookies

Yup. You read it correctly, these exist and I made them with one of my favorite people on the planet, Lacey! In celebration of her birthday and my new nephew, Angus’s birthday we made the most decadent cookies we could. Bask in the glory of their tastiness. There are FEW pictures on this post because we were WAY too busy eating the batter.

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter.
1 and 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup Guinness
2 cups flour
1 cups dark cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 stp baking soda
1 cup dried cherries chopped
12 ounces dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together in the mixing bowl (combine until really nice and mixed). Then add the eggs. Whip those together until they are well incorporated. THis is called creaming the butter. Then add the Guinness. It may look weird but don’t lose heart. A lot of things look weird when you first see them and later it turns out you love them eating them. Am I right people?

Now if you have a power mixer, like I do,  just add in all of the dry ingredients. If not make sure to mix together all of the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips and cherries, in a separate bowl. Then add this mixture into the wet mixture. At this point you may be tempted to eat the batter. I can’t tell you what to do but I’ll be damned if Lacey and I didn’t eat a good chunk of the batter before we ever put any on baking sheets.batterjunkie-2-2Once they are well mixed together, add the chocolate chips and the cherries. Once everything is well incorporated put 12 large spoonfuls of batter on a greased baking tray. This should make about 36 cookies but I think we only got about 24, whoops.batterjunkie-1-3Bake for 10-12 minutes. Check on them at 10. If you like chewy cookies, take them out.batterjunkie-3-2Enjoy!

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