Forest Cookies Sharon Benda
1 11.5-ounce Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 - 6-ounce package Cherry Flavor Sweetened Dried Cranberries
1 cup pecans or walnuts coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degree F>
Pour 3/4 cup morsels into an uncovered large microwave-safe bowl. Set remaining morsels aside. Microwave morsels for 2 minutes on high. Stir until chocolate is smooth.
Stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder mixing until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining morsels, cherry flavor sweetened dried cranberries and pecans.
Drop by tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are puffed and set to the touch. For a firmer cookie bake for 14 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.