I am going to post a recipe for love and a recipe for prosperity (so I can sort of catch up a bit). Both recipes happen to be for cookies. What could be better than portable, handheld love or prosperity, right?
The first cookie recipe features cherries and chocolate - two classic love foods.
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch or two of salt
1 cup butter, divided
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6-8 ounces dark chocolate (semi-sweet or unsweetened, so the cookies aren't too sweet)
1 cup chocolate chips (the darker the better)
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Melt half the butter with the dark chocolate. Put the rest of the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Add the melted chocolate. Mix until well combined. Beat in two eggs. Add vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, then mix in the chocolate chips and dried cherries and the nuts if you're using them. I recommend almonds, but use whatever you like, or leave them out all together.
Grab about a tablespoonful at a time, roll into a ball, and place onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Place the cookies 1 1/2-2 inches apart. Bake at about 350-375 for 6-8 minutes per tray. I like to remove them when they're still just a teeny bit soft and just let them finish firming up as they cool.
I ended up with about 30 cookies from this recipe. It depends on how big you make 'em.
Share them with the ones you love.