Cherry Ripe Cookies
2 cups flour
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cherry flavoring
1 large eggs
16 ounces of candied cherries, chopped and mixed with a little of the flour
1 1/2 cups coconut
Preheat oven to 350
Line baking sheets with parchment
In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer, do this for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and cherry flavor. The cherry flavor will turn the dough pink, but that is not a problem, it will be covered by the dark cocoa
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture.
Chop the candied cherries into halves and quarters, mix with a little flour so they won't be one large lump of cherry. Add to cookie dough along with the flour
Use the medium cookie scoop and drop onto prepared pans
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until set. You can not tell if these are browned
Cool on wire racks
Makes 3 1/2 dozen